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Kimberley Process Certificate for Diamonds

Kimberley Process Certificate for Diamonds

Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) has been introduced to certify that the shipments of rough diamonds are free from conflict diamonds. The KPC Scheme requires that each shipment of rough diamonds being exported and imported should accompany a validated Kimberley Process certificate by the Government of respective countries. In India, Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council issues Kimberley Process Certificate and certifies the diamond as conflict-free. In this article, we will look at the Kimberley Process Certificate for Export/Import of Diamonds in detail.

Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS)

The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme is an international scheme to terminate the trade of conflict diamonds. Under this scheme, the Government implements safeguards on shipments of rough diamonds and certify the diamond as conflict-free. According to this Scheme, each shipment of rough diamonds has to be accompanied by the Kimberley Process certificate and to be transported in a tamper-resistant container. The KP certificate states the authenticity of the rough diamond

Prescribed Authority for Kimberley Process

The Kimberley Process Certificate will be verified and validated by the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), which has been designated, under the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, as Importing-Exporting Authority by the Government of India.

Attributes in Kimberly Process Certificate

The KPC identifies the shipment of rough diamonds as complying with the requirements of the certification scheme. The Kimberly Process Certificate will contain the following details of rough diamonds:

  • Country of Origin
  • The KP certificate number
  • Date of issue of KP certificate
  • Date of expiry of the certificate
  • Details of the certificate-issuing authority
  • Details of importer and exporter
  • Diamond Carat Weight
  • Value of Diamond
  • Number of the parcel in shipment
  • Relevant HS code
  • Validation of certificate by the exporting authority

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant of the Kimberly Process Certificate (KPC) may be a member of the Gem and Jewelry Export Promotion council or a non-member of the council. Agents can also apply on behalf of the members and non-members.

Documents Required

The following documents are required for obtaining the KP Certificate form GJPEC.

Documents for Import

  • The application for import of conflict diamonds
  • Copy of KP certificate for endorsement
  • Import Invoice with the declaration
  • House Airway Bill
  • Cheque or DD for KP Processing Charges
  • Copy of Import Export Code
  • Stock declaration for the financial year on an annual basis

Documents for export

  • The application for the export of conflict diamonds
  • Export Invoice duly signed by the proprietor, partner or director
  • Proof of source of Diamond being exported – Import invoice, KP Certificate copy or Purchase invoice containing the statutory declaration
  • Reason letter for export of rough diamonds
  • Cheque or DD for KP Processing Charges
  • Copy of Import Export Code
  • Stock declaration for the financial year on an annual basis

KP Certificate Processing Fee

The processing charges for the Kimberley Process Certificate are tabulated here:

S.No

Fee DetailsFor Members of GJEPC

For Non-Members of GJEPC

1

Application FeeRs.910Rs.910

2

Processing Charging

Rs.500

Rs.500

3

Courier Charges

Rs.310

Rs.310

4GSTAs applicable

As applicable

 The validity of the KP certificate

The Kimberly process certificate is valid for one year. After the expiry of the certificate, the applicant needs to access the GJEPC for renewal. The applicant needs to pay the fee as mentioned above.

Application Procedure

The online application procedure for the Kimberley Process certificate is explained in detail below:

User Registration

GJEPC Member can use the existing user name and password to login to the system to apply for KPC.

Kimberley-Process-Certificate-Login
Kimberley Process Certificate-Login

Non- Member of GJEPC

The Non-member of GJEPC can fill the Non-Member application to get the details. The applicant needs to provide the details of the company and location where she/he will be picking up the Kimberly Certificate. The application will be verified by the council and the login credential will be sent to the email.

Kimberley Process Certificate-Registration
Kimberley Process Certificate-Registration

Agents

As mentioned above, agents can apply for KPC on behalf of GJEPC members and non-members. The agent’s login credentials will be provided by the GJEP Council.

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Kimberley Process Certificate-Non-Member Registration

Submit Application

After login to the portal, the applicant can submit the import application for KPC. The exporter details will be retrieved from the details available with the GJEPC.

Note: In case the applicant does not find the exporter details, create new exporter details.

The applicant has to provide the following details:

  • Invoice Details: Invoice Number, Invoice Date
  • Number of Parcels
  • KP Certificate Number
  • HS Codes

After providing the details, upload all the supporting documents. The applicant is required to select the processing location where the import application is to be processed.

The pick-up option available for the self pick-up at the processing location or delivery by courier, the applicant can select any of the options.

Make Fee Payment

After applying, the applicant can move to the payment cart for a single-window payment. The payment for KP certificate can be done online by Credit card using the council’s Payment gateway account or offline by Cheque or Demand Draft.

Application Confirmation

The application confirmation will be displayed after successful payment. The application will be processed by the GJEPC.

Get KPC

After verification, the Kimberly process certificate (KPC) will be issued to the concerned exporter/importer.

Procedure for Import of Rough Diamonds

The imported consignment of rough diamonds should be accompanied by Kimberly process certificate and other trade & import documents. The KP certificate issued by the designated authority of the exporting should be placed inside the container and the certificate number is replaced on the container.

On or before the arrival of consignment, the importer needs to submit the KP certificate and all other supporting documents to the GJEPC for verification and certification. The GJEPC will scrutinize all the supporting documents and if found in order, Council will make the endorsement on the copy of the Kimberly Process certificate.

The importer needs to submit the KP Certificate endorsed by the council along with other documents for clearance of rough diamonds.

Procedure for Export of Rough Diamonds

The export of rough diamonds should be accompanied by the KP certificate issued by the council. The exporter needs to submit the all required documents to GJEPC. After scrutinizing the documents, the council will issue KP Certificate. The exporter needs to declare all KPC numbers and dates on all copies of the shipping bill below the description of goods. The original KP certificate should be placed in the export parcel before entering into custom clearance. After clearance, one copy of the KP certificate will be attached to the Shipping bill and another copy needs to forwarded to the foreign country along with shipping documents for facilitating the clearance of the goods at the destination.

More details on Kimberely Certificate can be accessed below:

Kimberely-Certificate-Brochure-by-GJEPC

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