The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is a joint government, industry and civil society initiative that aims to stem the flow of conflict diamonds into the legitimate diamond trade. Set up to assure consumers that the diamonds they are purchasing are conflict free, the KPCS was implemented in the UAE in 2003 by the Ministry of Economy, making the UAE the first Arab country to introduce this process, and the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority the only entry and exit point for rough diamonds in the country.
The UAE Federal Law that adapts and implements the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme is the Union Law no.13 Regarding Supervision of Import/Export and Transit of Rough Diamonds.
Trading in rough diamonds with non Kimberley Process members is a violation of the rules and regulations of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. In order to enhance the mandate of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme “preventing conflict diamonds from entering the legitimate market” you are requested to report to the UAE Kimberley Process Office any instances of smuggled or illegitimate rough diamonds.
All information received will be handled in strict confidence.
For more information on KPCS, please contact either of our UAE Kimberley Process offices:
Level 2, PO Box 48800, Dubai, UAE
Ph: 971 4 4336713
Fax: 971 4 3751900
Dubai Airport Free Zone
Emirates Group Security Building,
Block B, 2nd Floor, Office No. 21
P.O. Box 48800, Dubai, UAE
Tel: 971 4 299 6639
Fax: 971 4 299 6396
Maryam Al Hashemi
UAE Kimberley Process – Director
Mobile: +971 50 2403810