UNITED STATES Issue dated 16/06/2021

US plays catch-up with EU on conflict minerals to turn page on Trump era

United States President Joseph R. Biden Jr. speaks during the Virtual CEO Summit on Semiconductor and Supply Chain at the White House in Washington, on Monday, April 12, 2021. Seated with Biden, clockwise from bottom left, are Daleep Singh, United States Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics, Brian Deese, Director, National Economic Council, and US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.
United States President Joseph R. Biden Jr. speaks during the Virtual CEO Summit on Semiconductor and Supply Chain at the White House in Washington, on Monday, April 12, 2021. Seated with Biden, clockwise from bottom left, are Daleep Singh, United States Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics, Brian Deese, Director, National Economic Council, and US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. © AmrAlfiky/picturealliance/ConsolidatedNewsPhotos/Newscom/MaxPPP
Joe Biden and his advisors are busy making up for lost time after Donald Trump's lack of action relegated Washington to following Brussels' initiatives on mining supply chain transparency. [...] (362 words)
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