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Current rules require any rough diamond imported to or exported from the United States to be accompanied by a Kimberley Process certificate attesting to the fact that it was not acquired from a region experiencing internal armed conflict. The new proposed rules would require any person residing in the United States who is responsible for said import or export of a rough diamond to possess a copy of the KP certificate for a period of no less than five years after the initial transaction is completed.
Diamond industry professionals may submit feedback to the relevant agencies until October 15, according to Diamond News.
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