Kimberley Process Scheme List of Participants

Kimberley Process Scheme List of Participants and Offices Responsible to Issue the KPC’s in Each Countries.

This list revises the previously published list of October 31, 2011, to add Cambodia, Cameroon, Kazakhstan, and Panama to the list of Participants in the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.

Angola—Ministry of Geology and Mines.

Armenia—Ministry of Trade and Economic Development.

Australia—Exporting Authority—Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources;

Importing Authority—Australian Customs Service.

Bangladesh—Ministry of Commerce.

Belarus—Department of Finance.

Botswana—Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources.

Brazil—Ministry of Mines and Energy.

Canada—Natural Resources Canada.

Cambodia—Ministry of Commerce.

Cameroon—National Permanent Secretariat for the Kimberley Process in Cameroon

Central African Republic—Ministry of Energy and Mining.

China—General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.

Democratic Republic of the Congo—Ministry of Mines.

Republic of Congo—Ministry of Mines.

Croatia—Ministry of Economy.

European Union—DG/External Relations

Ghana—Precious Minerals and Marketing Company Ltd.

Guinea—Ministry of Mines and Geology.

Guyana—Geology and Mines Commission.

India—The Gem and Jewelry Export Promotion Council.

Indonesia—Directorate General of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Trade.

Israel—The Diamond Controller.

Japan—Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Kazakhstan—Ministry of Finance.

Republic of Korea—Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy.

Laos—Ministry of Finance.

Lebanon—Ministry of Economy and Trade.

Lesotho—Commissioner of Mines and Geology.

Liberia—Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy.

Malaysia—Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

Mauritius—Ministry of Commerce.

Namibia—Ministry of Mines and Energy.

Mexico—Economic Secretariat.

New Zealand—Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Norway—The Norwegian Goldsmiths’ Association.

Panama—National Customs Authority.

Russia—Gokhran, Ministry of Finance.

Sierra Leone—Government Gold and Diamond Office.

Singapore—Singapore Customs

South Africa—South African Diamond Board.

Sri Lanka—National Gem and Jewelry Authority.

Swaziland—Office of the Commissioner of Mines.

Switzerland—State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

Chinese Taipei—Bureau of Foreign Trade.

Tanzania—Commissioner for Minerals.

Thailand—Ministry of Commerce.

Togo—Ministry of Mines and Geology.

Turkey—Istanbul Gold Exchange.

Ukraine—State Gemological Centre of Ukraine

United Arab Emirates—Dubai Metals and Commodities Center.

United States of America—Importing Authority—United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection;

Exporting Authority—Bureau of the Census.

Vietnam—Ministry of Trade.

Zimbabwe—Ministry of Mines and Mining Development.

Several African Countries Enforcing FOB Transactions To Protect from Money Laundering

There is a clear trend in African Counties such as Sierra Leone, DRC, Zimbabwe and others to attempt to control diamonds transaction on an FOB basis for various reasons.

Countries like Zimbabwe are more interested in job creation and the additional employment created as a result of closing diamond transactions in Harare, thus circulating more money into the local economy.

Countries like Sierra Leone on the other hand are trying to curve the money laundering, as banks and or KPC issuing institutions in these Countries such as the GGDO, now want to know who the buyers are, and the anti money laundering departments want to make sure they receive a copy of the person’s passport.

They will usually authorize a CIF transaction AFTER the Buyer is in the system (usually 1 to 3 transactions done on an FOB basis first). At that time a CIF transaction will be permitted for exports.

In the DRC, the banks will usually authorize a CIF transaction after 3 transactions have been done on an FOB basis, unless the Buyer is willing to issue a bank to bank swift.