U.S. Kimberley Process Authority Consolidated


January 9, 2003

U.S. Kimberley Process Authority Consolidated

At a meeting at the Diamond Dealers Club of New York on Jan. 8, held under the auspices of the World Diamond Council, leaders of the U.S. diamond industry unanimously agreed to create the U.S. Kimberley Process Authority to act as the issuing authority for rough diamond export certificates as required by the international Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. Previously, the Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America and the Diamond Dealers Club of New York announced they would each issue certificates.

Members of the USKPA will be Judge S. Herman Klarsfeld, general counsel to the New York Diamond Dealers Club; Cecilia L. Gardner, general counsel to the Jewelers Vigilance Committee; and Matthew A. Runci (Chair), President /CEO of Jewelers of America.






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