For Apple and others, tin supply chain has ties to rebel-held Myanmar mine

For Apple and others, tin supply chain has ties to rebel-held Myanmar mine

From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world’s largest consumer companies. More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple, coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co, list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms that indirectly buy ore from…

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