The European Union is a major centre for diamond trade. Within the EU, Council Regulation (EC) No 2368/2002, as amended, sets out the criteria for importing or exporting rough diamonds in order to ensure adherence to the requirements of the ‘Kimberley Process’ (KP).
In 2018 the European Union will hold the KP Chairmanship. In this capacity, the EU aims to make progress in supporting the honest diamond trade, and meet the call of the international community to ensure that the Kimberley Process is equipped to continue playing its role, as a unique tool for conflict prevention and promoting peaceful trade and development.
Livestream: Kimberley Process Intersessional meeting opening and closing sessions on 19 – 22 June. Watch here.
The EU holds the Chairmanship of the Kimberley Process in 2018.
Speech by HR/VP Mogherini on the occasion of the handover of the Chairmanship of the Kimberley Process to the EU
Speech by Hilde Hardeman, Kimberley Process Chair for 2018 at the Diamond Session of the 2018 OECD Forum on responsible mineral supply chains, Paris, 18 April 2018
Hilde Hardeman, meets the chairs of the Kimberley Process Working Groups in New York, March 2018