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Gokhran may begin selling diamonds in Vladivostok

02 november 2016
( – Russian Gokhran in the future may consider selling diamonds at the Eurasian trade center in Vladivostok, which ALROSA opened in September, said head of the Gokhran Andrei Yurin in an interview with RIA Novosti.
"The new trading platform in Vladivostok still needs to get stronger and to evolve to full scale. Sales of rough diamonds from the State Fund of Russia, including the foreign market, are carried out through Almazyuvelirexport. Still, it is more expedient to hold trading in Moscow, where the sorting mechanism, configuration of goods, display to bidders are finely tuned," - said Yurin.
According to him, the opening of the Eurasian trade center in Vladivostok may be evaluated in the coming years. The diamond market is gradually reoriented to the Far East region, which is the main focus of producers and consumers of diamonds today.
"Our task now is that Gokhran's state control unit on imports and exports of precious stones to/from non-members of the Eurasian Economic Union would work as quickly and accurately as possible, so that the enterprise sector could freely develop their business," - said Yurin.