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India Trade Looks to Ease Banks’ Concerns
India’s diamond industry is working to produceguidelines for banks to reduce their risks when lending to the trade. The nation’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has beencollaborating with the government and lenders...
Financial-Legal May 01, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Antwerp Diamond Fair
Antwerp Traders Face Random Compliance Probes
Belgian inspectors are checking diamond companies’ offices atrandom, the latest in a series of inspections to prevent money laundering, theAntwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) has confirmed.Inspectors from Federal Public Service (FPS) Economy — theBelgian equivalent...
Rough Markets May 09, 2017 Rapaport News
RJC Unveils New Self-Assessment Guide
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) introduced anupdated self-assessment workbook in a revised format that provides extraguidance to help members understand its code of practices.The group, which monitors sourcing practices in the jewelry market, explained the...
Financial-Legal Feb 01, 2017 Rapaport News
Jewelers Vigilance Committee Publishes Quality-Assurance Guide
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) has published aguide that helps jewelers ensure the products they sell comply with the law.“Getting It Right – JVC’s Guide to Quality Programs forJewelers,” published with a grant from...
Financial-Legal Jan 13, 2016 Rapaport News
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JVC Site Redesign Aimed at Better Legal Compliance
With its redesigned website, the Jewelers VigilanceCommittee (JVC) is seeking to make it easier for users meet their legalobligations and maintain consumer confidence. The site, www.jvclegal.org,has been designed to enable more intuitive searches in all...
Retail Sep 10, 2015 Rapaport News
Jewelers Vigilance Committee Schedules Four Business Webinars
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) scheduled a live webinar series beginning this spring that is designed to help members avoid legal risk and implement compliant business practices. The first in the series is titled "Grading...
Financial-Legal Apr 01, 2015 Jeff Miller
JVC Seminar Answers How to be a Legally Compliant Employer
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) will present a seminar on “How to Hire, Fire and be a Legally Compliant Employer in One Easy Lesson,” in Manhattan on March 14. JVC developed this program to teach jewelers about legal safeguards...
Financial-Legal Feb 22, 2012 Jeff Miller
Jewelers of America Secures Member Discount on Patriot Act Compliance Kit
Jewelers of America's members can now purchase the comprehensive Patriot Act Compliance Kit (PACK) at a partnership discount from Jewelers Vigilance Committee.PACK is the industry standard for jewelry retailers and manufacturers required by the U.S. Patriot Act to develop anti-money laundering programs. Retail jewelers who otherwise...
Financial-Legal Aug 24, 2011 Jeff Miller
Veratad, JVC Partner with DCIT for Integrated Fraud Prevention
Press Release: Veratad Technologies LLC, a world class provider of identity verification and compliance solutions and the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC), the trusted jewelry industry resource for trade and consumers , announced today that DCIT Corporation will now offer Veratad’s IDMatch+PLUS, virtual identity...
Technology May 16, 2011 JVC
Amnesty Intl. Calls for Maguwu's Immediate Release
Press Release: Amnesty International today called upon the government of Zimbabwe to release an activist, Farai Maguwu, who was detained after he exposed human rights violations in the country's Marange diamond fields. The organization said it considers Maguwu a prisoner of conscience who is being persecuted for documenting abuses...
Fair Trade Jul 06, 2010 Amnesty International
Rapaport TradeWire July 2, 2010
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Mining Jul 01, 2010 Rapaport
U.S. Opposes Any Attempt to Export Marange Rough
During a U.S. State Department briefing held today, Philip Crowley, the assistant secretary of state for public affairs, said that the U.S. was disappointed that consensus was not reached on Zimbabwe during the recent Kimberley Process (KP) meeting in Tel Aviv. "We look for...
Fair Trade Jun 28, 2010 Jeff Miller
WDC Did Not Give Zim a 'Green Light' to Sell Rough
In a story published by the Zimbabwe Guardian today, Mines Minister Obert Mpofu was quoted as saying that the World Diamond Council (WDC) "has given Zimbabwe the green light to sell its diamonds, a move that would see the country contributing 25 percent of the world’s diamonds."WDC's president,...
Fair Trade Jun 28, 2010 Jeff Miller
No Bribe Ever Suggested, Say Global Witness, PAC
Kimberley Process (KP) Civil Society members Global Witness and Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) categorically rejected allegations that they offered to support Zimbabwe’s bid to resume diamond exports in exchange for a 1 percent cut of the profits. The bribe allegation surfaced at the end of the week-long meeting...
Fair Trade Jun 28, 2010 Jeff Miller
Rapaport TradeWire June 25, 2010
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Retail Jun 24, 2010 Rapaport
Zimbabwe's Disregard for Human Rights Troubles Nongovernmental Organizations
The lack of consensus among Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) members on a decision about whether or not Zimbabwe could resume diamond exports from the Marange was actually welcomed by civil society members. “There are no winners with this result. But by maintaining a ban on exports in the absence...
Financial-Legal Jun 24, 2010 Jeff Miller
Kimberley Process Meeting Ends in Impasse
Update at 11:50 a.m. in New York: An intersessional meeting of the Kimberley Process (KP) closed this afternoon in Tel Aviv, following an extended discussion on Zimbabwe's rough diamond exportation compliance. According to a statement posted on the Facebook page of the KP, "In question was the continued implementation of the joint...
Rough Markets Jun 24, 2010 Deena Taylor, Avi Krawitz
Diamond News Broadcast
Diamond industry leaders gathered in Tel Aviv this week for the Kimberley Process meeting, but as the session was supposed to come to a close issues regarding Zimbabwe remained open. Delegates from the working group monitoring compliance progress in Zimbabwe continued to work behind closed doors with...
Financial-Legal Jun 23, 2010 Rapaport News
USAID Diamond Development Video Wins Award
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) won the 2010 Communicator Awards Gold Award of Excellence for a video it produced on the problems faced by miners working with alluvial diamonds in the Central African Republic (CAR). USAID facilitates programs that aid in finding solutions through technology...
Mining Jun 23, 2010 Jeff Miller
Discussions Continue as KP Delegates Debate Zimbabwe
Filed from Tel Aviv at 9:10 p.m. local time. Kimberley Process (KP) delegates in Tel Aviv have been unable to reach a consensus on Zimbabwe this evening, following a lively discussion among all of participating countries. The entire meeting was scheduled to end three hours ago, but as of this...
Financial-Legal Jun 23, 2010 Deena Taylor
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