GJEPC membership now compulsory for Kimberley Process regulation in India


India’s government has mandated membership of The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) for getting the Kimberley Process Certificate for import and export of rough diamonds.

This effectively means that the GJEPC will regulate its members in terms of complying with the Kimberley Process certification norms, the GJEPC said in a press release.

This aligns with the recent liberalization of government policies in order to make self-declaration by the trade the means of compliance instead of vetting by government departments.