USA: Updated List of Participating Countries Under Clean Diamond Act

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RAPAPORT… John D. Negroponte, the United States’ deputy secretary of state, updated the list of participating countries under the Clean Diamond Trade Act of 2003. There was only one change to the list since Negroponte added Liberia on June 21, 2007. On August 13, the State Deparment removed Bulgaria from the list since it is part of the European Union (noted on the list as the European Community.)

SUMMARY: In accordance with Sections 3 and 6 of the Clean Diamond Trade Act of 2003 and (Section 2 of Executive Order 13312 of July 29, 2003,) the Department of State is identifying all the participants eligible for trade in rough diamonds under the Act.
List of Participants
    Angola–Ministry of Geology and Mines
    Armenia–Ministry of Trade and Economic Development
    Australia–Exporting Authority–Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources
    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
    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
    Croatia–Ministry of Economy
    European Community–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 Jewellery Export Promotion Council
    Indonesia–Directorate General of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Trade
    Israel–The Diamond Controller
    Ivory Coast–Ministry of Mines and Energy
    Japan–Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    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
    New Zealand–Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    Norway–The Norwegian Goldsmiths’ Association
    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 Jewellery Authority
    Switzerland–State Secretariat for Economic Affairs
    Taiwan–Bureau of Foreign Trade
    Tanzania–Commissioner for Minerals
    Thailand–Ministry of Commerce
    Togo–Ministry of Mines and Geology
    Ukraine–State Gemological Centre of Ukraine
    United Arab Emirates–Dubai Metals and Commodities Center
    Venezuela–Ministry of Energy and Mines
    Vietnam–Ministry of Trade
    Zimbabwe–Ministry of Mines and Mining Development


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