We wish to complete a conflict minerals inquiry in a short time period. Can responses be obtained on a short deadline?

It depends on a number of factors. The time required to perform an inquiry will differ depending on the number of layers in the supply chain between your company and the SOR, the number of suppliers in your supply chain, and the maturity of the transparency systems. For example, the CMRT should improve transparency and timing as it is disseminated through multiple layers of multiple industries’ supply chains. The more complex the supply chain, the more time will be needed for responses.