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Kimberley Diamonds Process Certification

Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

The Clean Diamond Trade Act was signed into law on July 29, 2003 which prohibits the "importation into, or exportation from, the U.S. of any rough diamond, from whatever source, unless the rough diamond has been controlled through the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS)". Rough diamonds, which have become known as conflict diamonds, are defined as diamonds used by rebel movements to finance military action opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments.

The KPCS is a joint government internationally recognized certification system that imposes extensive requirements on its members to enable them to certify shipments of rough diamonds as ‘conflict-free’ and prevent conflict diamonds from entering legitimate trade.

Fraud Warning: Fake Kimberley Process Certificates for Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Guinea

Request for Information on Seizures of Rough Diamonds Not Controlled through the Kimberley Process

Rough Diamonds Prohibited from Venezuela

Amendments to Rough Diamond Control Regulations

Importation Requirements under the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

Rough Diamond Importation Procedures under the Kimberley Process

State Department Link - Conflict Diamond Laws and Regulations

Kimberley Process Points of Contact