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Antwerp World Diamond Centre

Numărul de identificare din Registru: 23256548246-36
Data înscrierii: 05/03/2012 14:41:26

Informațiile privind această entitate au fost modificate ultima dată la: 29/01/2015 12:20:12
Data ultimei actualizări anuale: 29/01/2015 12:20:12
Data-limită pentru următoarea actualizare: 29/01/2016

    Solicitantul înregistrării: Organizaţie sau persoană care desfăşoară activităţi independente

Antwerp World Diamond Centre

AWDC

Private Foundation

    Secțiunea de înregistrare

II - Reprezentanți interni cu activități de lobby și asociații comerciale/de întreprinderi/profesionale

Asociații comerciale și de întreprinderi

    Date de contact

Hoveniersstraat, 22
2018 Antwerpen
BELGIA

(+32) 03 222 05 11

    Persoana care deţine răspunderea juridică

Domnul  Ari Epstein

CEO

    Persoana responsabilă de relațiile cu UE

Doamna  Karla Basselier

Head Public Affairs

    Obiective şi misiuni

AWDC is intended to stimulate, promote, represent the interests and support the diamond trade in Belgium and in the Antwerp region in particular, as well as the promotion of the international aura of Antwerp as a world centre for diamonds and precious stones.

The object of AWDC more specifically comprises:
a) acting as a body representing the interests to the Belgian, foreign and international governments (and non-governmental organizations) as regards the diamond trade and diamond industry situated in Belgium;
b) the promotion of trade and industry through the dissemination of publication material, promotional material, regardless of the media used, statistics, setting-up exhibitions and trade missions, presence at trade shows, all both in Belgium and, to a significant extent, internationally;
c) all administrative help and advice on a social, economic and financial field and in relation to the import and export of all kinds of diamonds and precious stones via “Diamond Office”, as well as the operational support of the “Diamond office”-activities in close cooperation with the Belgian government;
d) the encouragement of scientific and technological research into diamonds and precious stones, as well as coordinating and bring together scientific and technical documentation, both as regards decorative and industrial diamonds and precious stones;
e) the promotion of a healthy social policy as regards the acquisition and training of the workforce, according to the financial needs of the industry;
f) the promotion of sustainability and transparency within the diamond industry, in Antwerp as well as on a global level.

  • european
  • mondial
  • naţional
  • regional/local

    Activități specifice care fac obiectul Registrului

- EU Foreign Affairs / External Relations / Trade Policy
- Kimberley Process
- European Commission initiative on sustainable sourcing of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas
- EU 4th Anti-Money-Laundering Directive


 

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Nu

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    Numărul de persoane implicate în activitățile descrise în caseta de mai sus

25%: 1

1

0,2

The Public Affairs Department of AWDC has 3 FTE (1 senior manager, 1 officer, 1 management assistant). The activities at the level of the EU are marginal, as the Department operates on many different levels (city, province, region, federal government, European institutions, foreign governments/embassies, international organizations and industry associations ...).

    Persoane acreditate să acceadă în clădirile Parlamentului European

Prenume Nume Data de început Data de sfârșit
Michaël Geelhand de Merxem 31/07/2014 29/07/2015
Karla Basselier 02/08/2014 31/07/2015

    Domenii de interes

  • Afaceri economice şi financiare
  • Comerţ
  • Dezvoltare
  • Impozitare
  • Întreprinderi
  • Piaţă internă
  • Politică externă şi de securitate comună
  • Relaţii externe
  • Vamă

    Membri și afiliere

See AWDC Sustainability Report 2014, page 18 (https://www.awdc.be/sites/awdc/files/SustaibabilityReport.pdf)

    Date financiare

01/2014  -  12/2014

< 9.999  

Nu am primit finanțare din partea instituțiilor UE în cursul ultimului exercițiu financiar încheiat.

As a private foundation, the AWDC has no members.

The diamond trade is subject to very strict regulations in Belgium. For instance, companies have to be registered with the Ministry (Federal Public Service) of Economy in order to be able to trade diamonds internationally.

The paperwork and certification of all imports and exports of all types of diamonds (rough, polished, powder ...) is done at one single point in Belgium: Diamond Office. This is a department of the AWDC, in which we collaborate with the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Finances (Customs). Customs clearance is done by the Ministry of Finances. All parcels are subsequently checked by 18 diamond experts, which operate under supervision of the Ministry of Economy. They check the weight, the classification (HS Code) and the value of every parcel (100%), and compare these with the data on the trade documents. The Kimberley Process Certificate, which is mandatory for all shipments of rough diamonds, is verified by the Ministry of Economy. The Ministry also issues the Kimberley Process Certificates for all shipments of rough diamonds that are to be exported to countries outside the EU.

For this service - which benefits the trading companies, increases transparency and to a certain extent prevents the abuse of diamond trade for illegitimate purposes such as money laundering - a handling fee (retribution), based on the value of the shipment, is charged to the diamond companies. This is the only source of revenue (core financing) for the AWDC.

The AWDC sometimes charges a fee for certain specific activities (i.e. participation in trade missions abroad), but these are merely used to cover the expenses of the activities, and are not used as core financing.

    Cod de conduită

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