CAR Still Suspended by Kimberley Process

kimberley-logoAntwerp: The Kimberley Process (KP) suspended the Central African Republic (CAR) in May 2013, meaning that all countries are forbidden from importing rough diamonds from CAR.

Because the situation in certain parts of the country has seen considerable progress, it was decided in June 2015 during the KP Intersessional to grant CAR the opportunity to eventually start exporting rough diamonds from certain still to-be-determined areas. Before this may be allowed, CAR has to implement a detailed roadmap and the report from the Review Mission, which took place last spring, must be finalized.

Thus, for the time being, CAR remains suspended and it is not permitted to import rough diamonds from this country.