What Is a Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry?
In a Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI), country of origin is used to determine whether tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold (3TGs) are sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its adjoining countries. This helps ensure the sourcing of 3TGs does not fund armed militia groups or contribute to human rights violations in conflict-affected areas, per Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
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How to Perform a Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry
In order to complete a conflict minerals RCOI, companies need to answer the following questions: