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Is the Kimberley process effective?

Despite valid criticism of the Kimberley Process, there is no denying that it has been effective at stemming the flow of conflict diamonds in the mainstream pipeline.

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Similarly, it is asked, how does Kimberley Process Work?

The Kimberley Process is an international certification scheme that regulates trade in rough diamonds. It aims to prevent the flow of conflict diamonds, while helping to protect legitimate trade in rough diamonds. The KPCS has developed a set of minimum requirements that each participant must meet.

Secondly, has the Kimberley Process stopped the trading and selling of illegal diamonds? The diamond trade in eastern and northern Congo, much of which may completely bypass rebel taxation, is estimated to be worth $70 million a year or more. In view of this issue, talks began in May 2000 in the city of Kimberley, South Africa over possible means by which the illegal trade in diamonds could be halted.

Beside above, who is involved in the Kimberley Process?

So far, South Africa, Canada, Russia, Botswana, the European Union, India, Namibia, Israel, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United States of America, South Africa, the Republic of China have chaired the KP, and Angola is the Chair in 2015.

Which country is the current chair of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme?

India

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