Resource Extraction Disclosure Requirements are Dumped
Canadian miners and oil & gas companies should be aware that on February 14, 2017, President Trump approved a joint resolution of Congress that disapproved a recent SEC rule requiring specific disclosure by resource extraction issues.
The obligation to report was imposed by Rule 13q-1 under the Exchange Act. The rules would have required resource extraction issuers to disclose payments made to the U.S. federal government or foreign governments, including foreign subnational governments, for the commercial development of oil, natural gas or minerals.
See the full discussion from our partner Kimberley Anderson here.