JVC’s Anti-money Laundering, Legal Compliance Series Now on DVD

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RAPAPORT… The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) launched a new DVD series covering important legal compliance and anti-money laundering topics required to run a jewelry business.

Both DVDs include legal compliance topics of interest to retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers distributors and designers. The DVD series is available for sale during the JA New York Summer show (through August 1 at booth 3200,) and on JVC’s website thereafter: www.jvclegal.org.

The Legal compliance DVD Covers:
• The Kimberley Process
• False advertising
• Appraisal claims
• Compliance with regulations for the jewelry industry
• Contract matters

The Anti-money Laundering DVD Covers:
• Compliance with anti-money laundering Rules
• What is money laundering?
• Exception for retailers
• Five steps required for anti-money laundering compliance
• About JVC’s Compliance Kit
• Consequences of not developing an anti-money laundering plan if one is required

Each DVD also includes a quiz — to test the viewers’ legal knowledge. 

Cecilia Gardner, JVC’s president, CEO, and general counsel, said, “JVC’s Legal Compliance DVD series is the natural companion to JVC’s compliance handbooks and our USA PATRIOT Act Compliance Kit (PACK) for anti-money laundering program development.

“Jewelers have been asking JVC to develop a DVD series on a wide range of important topics and JVC has responded with two information-rich DVDs that can be purchased together or individually,” she said.

As JVC’s president, Gardner presents legal compliance education seminars to jewelers across the United States and represents the industry’s needs before the government agencies that govern how the industry does business.

“I speak to a lot of jewelers. I answer many questions from jewelers and consumers. And I explain a lot of the laws pertaining to the manufacture, sale and marketing of fine jewelry,” she said.

GE Money sponsored the legal compliance DVD series. GE Money vice president of sales, Regina Leadem, said, that legal compliance education in the industry is critical to building consumer confidence. “The content and presentation on JVC’s legal compliance and anti-money laundering DVDs can help jewelers understand and comply with the laws pertaining to their businesses.”  

“We value our relationship with JVC and have been a corporate sponsor for several years. GE Money shares JVC’s commitment to providing legal compliance education to all corners of the jewelry industry,” Leadem said.

JVC member pricing is $15 for one DVD and $25 for the two-DVD set. Pricing for non-JVC members is $20 for one DVD and $30 for the two-DVD set. 

JVC was founded in 1917 and is a not-for-profit legal trade association fulfilling its mission to maintain the jewelry industry’s highest ethical standards. JVC offers dispute mediation and arbitration services for trade and consumers, compliance monitoring, and precious metals testing, among many other services. JVC, long considered the industry’s guardian of ethics and integrity, is a resource for the entire jewelry industry and its customers as well as an industry representative before government agencies, media and adjunct fields.

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