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
- Amendments to Rough Diamond Control Regulations
- Importation Requirements under the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme
- Rough Diamond Importation Procedures under the Kimberley Process
- Rough Diamond Exportation Procedures
- Conflict Diamond Laws and Regulations - U.S. State Department
- Kimberley Process FAQs
- Fact Sheet: Kimberley Process Clean Diamond Act