Government requirements to import Stones

The KPC, Kimberly Process Certificate is issued mainly to prevent conflict diamonds by ensuring the purchase of diamonds were not financing violence by rebel movements and their allies seeking to undermine legitimate governments. Thus, the illicit international trade in rough diamonds and armed conflict are controlled, thereby maintaining security, peace and sustainable development in affected countries. As a part of several key commitments, Kimberly Process Certificate Scheme (KPCS) includes a requirement that all imported and exported rough diamonds be certified. In India, GJEPC (Gem and Jeweler Export Promotion Council) is the government agency to issue Kimberly Process Certificate.

Import of rough diamonds as per Reserve Bank regulations.

Import of most of the items under diamonds is directly regulated by reserve bank. So, necessary requirements insisted by Reserve Bank has to be followed before importing most of the items under rough diamonds. The importer of rough diamonds may collect accurate information from necessary authorities before import.

Conditions as per Hazardous Wastes management, handling and Trans boundary movement rules.

Each country has their own foreign trade policy to import Pearls, Stones, Precious Metals, Imitation Jewelry and Coins in to their country. However, most of the countries have Hazardous wastes management, handling and tans boundary movement rules or similar authority that regulates imports and consumption of Pearls, Stones, Precious Metals, Imitation Jewelry and Coins in their country. Any importer who would like to import Pearls, Stones, Precious Metals, Imitation Jewelry and Coins should follow the terms and conditions of such hazardous wastes management, handling and Trans boundary movement rules before actual import of Pearls, Stones, Precious Metals, Imitation Jewelry and Coins takes place. The movement of goods under hazardous wastes management,handling and tans boundary has to be along with form 9.

Permission from Environment department to import Precious metals, Imitation Jewelry, stones, and coins

Almost all countries have environment department to regulate importation, consumption and usage of materials effecting environment. Permission from such environment department of importing country is essential to import some of the items under Pearls, Stones, Precious Metals, Imitation Jewelry and Coins. In India, Ministry of Environment and Forest (MOEF) is the authorized government agency to regulate such materials including importation.

Test report of analysis from Laboratory to import Precious metals, Imitation Jewelry, stones, and coins

For the purpose of importing Pearls, Stones, Precious Metals, Imitation Jewelry and Coins, the importer must obtain a test report from accredited laboratory authorized or governed by importing country is required. Necessary sample of imported Pearls, Stones, Precious Metals, Imitation Jewelry and Coinsis drawn as per the procedures and rules of importing country and submits with such authorized laboratory and obtains analysis report. Normally three sets of samples of importing Pearls, Stones, Precious Metals, Imitation Jewelry and Coinsare drawn and forwarded to laboratory notified by environment and forest department. Test report retains for minimum two years to confirm on obligation fulfillment by importer on importation of Pearls, Stones, Precious Metals, Imitation Jewelry and Coins. Such certificate is submitted with customs location of importing country to process importation of Pearls, Stones, Precious Metals, Imitation Jewelry and Coins. If non fulfillment of obligation by importation of Pearls, Stones, Precious Metals, Imitation Jewelry and Coins, the importer should re-export the hazardous waste within 90 days from the date of arrival in to importing country as per hazardous waste management, handling and trans boundary rules.

Penalization by re-exporting Precious metals, Imitation Jewelry, stones, and coins

If any of the imported Pearls, Stones, Precious Metals, Imitation Jewelry and Coins are not followed the necessary norms of importing country, such imported Pearls, Stones, Precious Metals, Imitation Jewelry and Coins have to be destroyed or to be removed out of importing country. Such non compliant imported Pearls, Stones, Precious Metals, Imitation Jewelry and Coins may be also fined by imposing penal charges, apart from destruction or return to origin country.

Certificate from Pollution control board to import rough diamonds

Necessary certificate from pollution board has to be attached along with other documents, as a part of documentation methods to import dough diamonds.

Pre shipment inspection Certificate to import Precious metals, Imitation Jewelry, stones, and coins

Necessary pre shipment inspection certificate issued by the inspection agency certified by the exporting country or approved by other government agency of exporting country has to be arranged for importation of items under diamond materials.

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