New version of CMRT is available for download – Version 5.11

The latest version of the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) is now available for download from Responsible Minerals Initiative – RMI. Version 5.11 includes several updates and corrections.

Changes from the previous 5.10 version to 5.11 include:

  • Corrections to bugs and errors
    • Update to ISO country, state and province lists.
  • Enhancements which do not conflict with IPC-1755.
  • Updates to the Smelter Reference List and Standard Smelter List (available here).
  • Name changes to reflect the organization’s rebrand

The Conflict Minerals Reporting Template is the industry standard for companies to show their due diligence in reporting their minerals’ countries of origin and which smelters are being used in their products.

The next version of the CMRT is expected in November 2018, however no major revisions are anticipated.

Download the latest CMRT version from:  RMI_CMRT (1)

The completion guide is downloadable in English, Chinese, German and Japanese.

Please contact our team at Total Parts Plus for any assistance or questions. 

New Version of the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template Version (CMRT) Released

New Version of the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template Version (CMRT) Released

The new version of the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template version (CMRT) has been released. The 5.10 CMRT was released on December 1, 2017 by Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI).

The 5.10 CMRT is an update from the 5.01 CMRT released in June 2017.

Changes and updates to Conflict Minerals Reporting Template version 5.10 include:

  • Correction to bugs and errors (debugging).
  • Enhancements that do not conflict with IPC-1755.
  • Updates to the smelter reference list and standard smelter list.
  • Change to .xlsx format.


The rebranding of the Conflict- Free Sourcing Initiative, (CFSI) to the Responsible Minerals Initiative, (RMI).

Formally known as the Conflict-Free sourcing initiative, (CFSI) was rebranded to what it now is, the Responsible Minerals Initiative, (RMI). RMI identifies and verifies smelters and refiners, provides guidance in due diligence frameworks, and maintains the CMRT. The CMRT is updated twice a year.


Total Parts Plus offers a conflict minerals tool to streamline data collection and analysis of CMRTs from your supply chain to help meet Dodd-Frank requirements. As well as conflict minerals management, Total Parts Plus offers RoHS, REACH and full material declaration management of your bill of materials. For more information on the data collection and management services of Total Parts Plus, please visit: or call 850.244.7293.

Registration Statistics deadline 2018*

REACH 2018

Update to REACH 2018 statistics – 12 000 registrations submitted for the last deadline

The statistics about the registrations for the May 2018 deadline have been updated. 12 131 registrations have been submitted for 5 596 substances. The biggest number of registrations were recorded from Germany, the United Kingdom and France.

Registration statistics 2018 | Overall registrations


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Update on REACH Annex XVII Restricted Substances?

In the bid of REACH to ensure that only safe and healthy substances are circulated on the European market, a recent list was released to the Annex XVII. Below are the recent update on the substances restricted by REACH in the Annex XVII as of 30 August 2017, containing the list of substances, mixtures, and articles that are considered hazardous to be used or marketed on the European market.

  1. Entries 28, 29 and 30 of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 forbids selling, marketing, using or supplying to the general public with substances that are now regarded as mutagenic, carcinogenic, or reproductive toxicant (CMR). Mixtures that contains certain quantity of these substances have also been prohibited.


  1. The Part 3 of Annex VI now contains substances that have been classified as CMR in line with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council.


  1. Appendices 1 to 6 to Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 have been updated to reflect new classifications of substances as CMR under Regulation (EC), while the Part 3 of Annex VI to the latter has been modified by Commission Regulations (EU).


  1. Furthermore, operators still have the opportunity of applying the harmonised classifications listed in Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008. Provision of this regulation can be applied earlier voluntarily.


  1. The association has also gone on to amend Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006


  1. Various measures put in place for in this Regulation are in line with the Committee’s opinion established under Article 133 of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006,


The above amendment of the Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 is in accordance with the Annex. The regulation is likely to enter into force by the twentieth day of the release of this publication. The banned substances are mentioned below

bisphenol A; [phenol, dodecyl-, branched]; [phenol, 2-dodecyl-, branched]; [phenol, 3-dodecyl-, branched]; [phenol, 4-dodecyl-, branched]; [phenol, (tetrapropenyl) derivatives]; chlorophacinone (ISO); coumatetralyl (ISO); difenacoum (ISO); flocoumafen (ISO); disodium octaborate anhydrous; disodium octaborate tetrahydrate; bromadiolone (ISO); difethialone; [perfluorononan-1-oic acid, and its sodium and ammonium salts]; dicyclohexyl phthalate and triflumizole (ISO).

More update on the banned substances here