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WDC urges ‘caution’ when sourcing CAR diamonds

03 october 2019

wdc_logo.pngThe World Diamond Council (WDC) has reiterated its call to industry players to practice extra caution when considering the purchase of goods originating or suspected to have originated from the Central African Republic (CAR).
It said rough diamonds that can only be sourced from CAR carry the Kimberley Process (KP) certificates. 
“This means that they have been mined in ‘green’ compliant zones, which are areas under secure CAR-government control, and where the KP also has determined that diamond production meets Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPSC) minimum requirements,” it said.
“For this to occur, there can be no evidence of armed rebel group activity in the area.”
All KP-certified rough diamonds from the CAR should also be approved for export by the diamond watchdog’s specially designated CAR monitoring team chaired by the United States.
The CAR monitoring team acts as one of a few stabilizing factors in a country that has long suffered the devastation of civil conflict, said WDC president Stephane Fischler. 

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished