The Ministry of Economic Development is designated Competent Authority (NCA) by Legislative Decree 2 February 2021, n.13, to ensures the effective and uniform application of the Regulation (EU) 2017/821 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for Union importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

The NCA  Secretariat is placed under the Directorate General for Industrial Policy Innovation and Innovation and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (DGPIIPMI) and is managed by the Div. IV - Policies for SMEs, the cooperative movement and innovative startups.

At the European level, the DG Trade of the European Commission manages the topic.

The NCA Committee supports the Competent Authority with the coordination of its activities.

Composition of the NCA Committee:

The NCA Committee is an inter-ministerial body composed by representatives of the administrations involved in the implementation of the regulation.

The Committee has coordinating functions and provides the NCA with the necessary technical support to carry out its duties.

An official and a subsidiary representative of the following central state public administrations seats at the ANC the Committee:

a) Ministry of Economic Development - Authority, presides the NCA Committee;
b) Presidency of the Council of Ministries;
c) Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation;
d) Ministry of Economy and Finance;
e) Ministry of Justice.

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