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American Factories Told to Track Products Back to the Mine – Wisco Dave

- by - January 14, 2013 - 12:29 America/New_York - 1 Comment

American manufacturers are facing an enormous task due to new federal regulations that went in effect on January 1st that presents another disadvantage when competing with foreign companies.

Companies that produce products containing gold, tin, tungsten, or tantalum must map out their entire supply chains all the way back to the mine the materials came from. Those materials are used in every single electronic device, from toasters to cell phones.

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  1. Jethro

    January 14th, 2013

    What if the element is recycled? I guess the manufacturer is screwed…

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