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The Copper and Brass Fabricators Council is a non-profit membership trade association open to any person, firm, or corporation engaged in the fabrication or production in the United States of products made, in whole or in part, from copper or copper alloys.  Generally, the member companies are engaged in the production of copper and copper alloy sheet and strip, rod and bar, plumbing tubing ...

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SEC Conflict Minerals Rule

Congress directed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to develop a "Conflict Minerals" rule in the Dodd-Frank "Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act" of 2010, Section 1502. The SEC finalized its rule on August 22, 2012. The purpose of the rule is to discourage the use of the four minerals: tin, tantalum, tungsten...

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Currency

Fundamental exchange-rate misalignment occurs when a foreign government engages in protracted, large-scale intervention in the exchange markets with the result that its currency is undervalued or overvalued on an inflation-adjusted, trade-weighted basis by at least 5 percent, on average, during a specified 18-month period. This misalignment distorts international trade by...

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