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India should stay away from Marange diamonds – KP chair

27 march 2012

The Kimberly Process (KP) chairperson says Indian diamond dealers should shun Zimbabwe’s Marange diamonds as they were still under sanctions for undermining democracy in the country.
The United States’ Gillian Milovanovic took over as KP chair in January, replacing Mathieu Yamba of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
"I consider Zimbabwe diamonds as products under sanction," New quoted Milovanovic as saying during a two-day visit to India’s Surat region where the majority of the world's diamonds are cut and polished.
Her comments, however, ran counter with KP’s decision last November to lift a trade embargo on Marange rough diamonds.
All four companies mining in the diamond fields had since been certified after the November meeting in the DRC.
The US government slapped two of the companies operating in Marange with sanctions, despite agreeing to KP’s decision to have Zimbabwe resume diamond exports.
Indian dealers quoted by New said they were concerned about exposing their links with Marange diamonds.
The US sanctions were said to have made it difficult to conduct U.S. dollar transfers to Zimbabwe, as well as pay for purchased diamonds, or to secure insurance coverage on diamond shipments.
It even made it impossible to get the courier services to pick up goods legally bought with signed KP certificates.

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