By  on August 23, 2012

WASHINGTON — Retailers, apparel brands and jewelry makers expressed concern over a regulation adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday that requires companies to disclose information about their use of tin, gold and two other minerals mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighboring countries.

The SEC voted 3 to 2 to adopt the rule, which was included in the Dodd-Frank Act financial overhaul legislation passed by Congress in 2010 that increases SEC reporting requirements for public companies.

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