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The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is a joint government, industry and civil society initiative that to date has stemmed the flow of 99.8% of the global production of conflict diamonds. It is underpinned by United Nations mandate.
The UAE was the first Arab nation to join the initiative in 2003, with DMCC being the only entry and exit point for rough diamonds in the country.
The UAE is playing an instrumental role in promoting the Kimberley Process (KP) worldwide, having been appointed Vice Chair of the international body in 2023 and Chair in 2024. The UAE also chaired the KP in 2016.
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) in the UAE falls under the Ministry of Economy which has, in turn, authorised DMCC to manage the nation’s import and export procedure for rough diamonds.
Situated in Almas Tower, DMCC’s Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) houses the UAE’s main KP office, ensuring the legitimate trade of diamonds through the entire country. In 2019, the UAE’s KP office was the first in the world to be ISO certified, meeting the extensive and stringent criteria of the internationally recognised ISO standard.
DMCC maintains a strict code of conduct for all registered KPCS members. To become a member of the UAE KP office, all traders must submit documentation including their valid trade licence copy, their import and export trade activity report and their local trade activity report dating from the first to last day of each calendar year.