Kimberley Process


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Kimberley Process

A structure set up to ensure that diamonds sold internationally do not finance wars or other conflicts. Countries subscribing to the Kimberley Process must put in place regulations requiring diamond dealers to buy diamonds only from known sources. Diamonds shipped across international borders must be certified as conflict-free or they may not be sold. The Kimberley Process was established in 2003.
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The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme is the process established in 2003 to prevent "conflict diamonds" from entering the mainstream rough diamond market by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 55/56 following recommendations in the Fowler Report.
The Kimberley Process is a commitment to remove conflict diamonds from the global supply chain.
To offer Liberia membership in the Kimberley Process would be a scandalous betrayal of our international effort.
The island has been participating in the international diamond certification system since 2003 and has been submitting an annual report to the Kimberley Process since then.
From January 26, 2016, Bulgaria has been removed from the list of European Union bodies for the purposes of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (SSC) for international trade in rough diamonds, which is why our country no longer has the right to issue import confirmations and export certificates of rough diamonds.
A global coalition of organizations working for justice and peace in Palestine have called on the EU to seek the suspension of Israel from the Kimberley Process and a ban on Israel diamond exports at next week 's meeting of the diamond regulatory body in Antwerp.
He explained that the company observed Kimberley process law that ensures that diamonds mined were not in any way associated with blood diamonds, noting that all diamonds revenues should be for development.
Maryam Al Hashemi, Director of the UAE Kimberley Process Office
According to data collected by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), which covers an about 99.8 per cent of global diamond production, 134 million carats of diamonds worth $12.4billion were produced in 2016.
In 2000, the Kimberley Process was put into effect, and today it unites 81 countries in an effort to more transparently document the path of a diamond from its discovery to the jewelry store.
Unveiled in a flurry of publicity and goodwill in 2003, the Kimberley Process was de- signed to bring an end to the excesses of the blood- stained trade, bringing key actors together to hammer out an international certification process for the rare stones.
Unveiled in a flurry of publicity and goodwill in 2003, the Kimberley Process was designed to bring an end to the excesses of the bloodstained trade, bringing key actors together to hammer out an international certification process for the rare stones.