April 3, 2007
From: William G. Bostic, Jr.
Chief, Foreign Trade Division (FTD)
Subject: Revised Notice of Request for Faxed Submission of Kimberley Process
On January 1, 2006, a notice was issued informing the USPPIs and other related parties that the U.S. Census Bureau will require faxed copies of the Kimberley Process Certificate (KPC) under the provisions of the Foreign Trade Statistics Regulations (FTSR), Title 15, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Section 30.11.
Effective April 2, 2007, the USPPIs and others involved in the export of rough diamonds are required to immediately fax their KPCs (including voided certificates) to the Census Bureau upon export of their shipments from the United States. Also, for exports of rough diamonds, include the country of destination along with the importer name on the line designated for “Importer” on the KPC. Copies of the KPC should be faxed to 1-800-457-7328.
The Census Bureau is responsible for collecting, compiling, and publishing
import and export trade statistics for the United States under the provisions
of Title 13, United States Code,
Chapter 9, Section 301, and Title 15 CFR, Part 30. Under the Clean Diamond Trade Act, Public Law 108-19, the Federal Government is directed by Congress to continue to keep statistics on imports and exports of rough diamonds under subheadings 7102.10, 7102.21, and 7102.31 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.
Every effort must be made by all related parties in these transactions
to comply with the provisions contained in the FTSR, Title 15, CFR, Part
30. If you have any questions concerning these requirements, please contact
Mrs. Dale C. Kelly, Chief, Regulations, Outreach, and Education Branch,
FTD, on 1-800-549-0595, Option 3.
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Imports: $228.7 Billion
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