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Notice to all United States Principal Parties in Interest (USPPI), Forwarding Agents, Consolidators, and All Others Concerned

Notice of Request for Faxed Submission of Kimberley Process Certificates

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December 12, 2005

From: William G. Bostic, Jr.
Chief, Foreign Trade Division

Subject: Notice of Request for Faxed Submission of Kimberley Process Certificates

An advanced notice was issued on November 8, 2005, informing 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.

Starting January 1, 2006, USPPIs and others involved in the export of rough diamonds will be required to immediately fax their KPCs (including voided certificates) to the Census Bureau. Also, for exports of rough diamonds, include the country of destination on the line designated for “Importer” on the KPC. Copies of the KPC should be faxed to the following phone number: 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 Mr. Jerome Greenwell, Chief, Regulations, Outreach, and Education Branch, Foreign Trade Division, on 301-763-2238.


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