I heard rumours that the EU conflict minerals ruling may include other 'at risk' areas around the world. Was this ever actually considered?
Yes. the EU Commission will create a Handbook on what qualities constitutes an "At risk Region" and then leverage third party experts to define those regions based off the Handbook's qualities. The Handbook has yet to be released, but we are expecting publication in 2019 (according to the EU Commission’s website on the EU conflict minerals ruling).