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PDE signs agreement with Mexican jewellery association

23 december 2014

The Panama Diamond Exchange has concluded a collaboration agreement with Mexico's largest jewelry association, Cámara de Joyería y Platería, according to which PDE will provide a series of benefits and services that will support and promote the development of the jewelry business in Mexico.
Cámara de Joyería y Platería is based in the Mexican state of Jalisco and serves the jewelry industry in the country, which is Latin America's second largest economy and its largest luxury-product marketplace.
According to the agreement, PDE will offer all members of Cámara de Joyería y Platería de Jalisco affiliate status, providing them automatic entry into the Panama Gem & Jewelry Center, and access to the PDE trading floor.
It was also agreed that, during the coming year, PDE and Cámara de Joyería y Platería de Jalisco will collaborate in the organization of a Mexico Diamond Week, in which a delegation of jewelers from Mexico will visit Panama with the aim of developing business relationships.
"The establishment of a recognized diamond exchange in Latin America is an exciting development for the jewelry sector in Mexico," said Miguel Cotero, President of Cámara de Joyería y Platería. "The fact that it will bring together traders from across the region and the world should provide us with new opportunities and markets for our own products."
"For PDE, this agreement epitomizes the very core of our mission, and that is to provide a structured trading environment that improves the prospects of the entire Latin American gemstone and jewelry sector," said Erez Akerman, PDE President. "Mexico is of critical importance, not only because of its size and value as a market, but also because of its leadership role."
PDE, Latin America's first and only officially recognized diamond bourse, is the anchor organization of the $200-million Panama Gem & Jewelry Center, which is the largest and most ambitious development project ever undertaken on behalf of the jewelry and gemstone trade in Latin America. Serving as a trading hub for both regional and international companies, the center will serve a market that is today worth $8 billion.

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished, Moscow