Number of Union importers falling under the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation

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Dear Trade,

I represent PAX Netherlands. We are a Dutch NGO working to break the links between the extraction and trade of natural resources and conflict, human rights abuses, and environmental destruction.

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

1) The total number of Union importers falling under the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation which entered into force on the 1st of January 2021.
2) The total number of Union importers *per member state* falling under the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation.

I would be grateful for you to provide the data for the following years: 2018, 2019, 2020.

Thank you for taking the time to process the request.

Yours faithfully,

Lucas Koppen
PAX Netherlands, Trade

Dear Sir ,
Thank you for your request for access to documents.
Unfortunately, you have not indicated your postal address. This is necessary for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural requirements.
Please send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience. Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of your request.
Alternatively, you may use directly the electronic form available on the Europa website:

Best regards,

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Dear [email address],

I trust the information below will suffice to meet the procedural requirements.

Vredesorganisatie PAX
Sint Jacobsstraat 12
PO Box 19318
3501 DH Utrecht
The Netherlands

Yours sincerely,

Lucas Koppen, Trade

Dear Mr Koppen,


Thank you for your postal address . We hereby acknowledge receipt of your
application for access to documents, which was registered on 12/01/2021
under reference number GESTDEM 2021/0171.


In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on 2
February 2021. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
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TRADE Access to Documents Team


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