Surat Craves For Zim Diamonds
The breakthrough came during a recent two-day meeting of the Working Group of Monitoring (WGM) of Kimberley Porcess(KP) in Dubai. KP is a international body whose certification is mandatory for the global trade in diamonds.
The Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) welcomed the development, saying it paves way for resumption of supply of rough diamonds to Surat, which is the largest diamond polishing hub in the world.
According to industry sources, the ball is in the court of the Zimbabwean government, which has to take a decision on approving the draft document sent by the WGM of Kimberly Process, with conditions applied.