State Dept., Customs Officials to Provide KPCS, Clean Diamond Act Guidance at JCK

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RAPAPORT…  New York City: Sue Saarnio, special advisor for conflict diamonds at the U.S. State Department and Vincent Dantone, program manager for trade policy enforcement programs at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, will be available to provide legal compliance information to rough diamond importers and exporters about the Kimberley Process (KPCS) and the Clean Diamond Trade Act at the JCK Las Vegas Show.

Under U.S. law, all rough diamond shippers are required to use U.S. Kimberley Process certificates when importing or exporting rough diamonds.  Importers and exporters also must send copies of Kimberley Process certificates to the U.S. Census Bureau’s toll-free fax line at 1-800-457-7328 and maintain records of all rough diamond shipments for five years.   Importers also are required to send confirmation of receipt to foreign exporting authorities, among other requirements.    

Saarnio and Dantone will be based at the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) booth, L-13, Sands Expo & Convention Center, Sunday, June 1 and Monday, June 2.

For information about the Kimberley Process and Clean Diamond Trade Act, visit: or

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Jewelers Vigilance Committee, founded in 1917, 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. For more information visit:



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