The United States Kimberley Process Authority
Authorized by the U.S. government to provide US Kimberley Process certificates to licensed entities for use in exporting rough diamonds from the U.S.Login
The United States Kimberley Process Authority (USKPA) is a not-for-profit trade association in the United States formed for the purpose of ensuring the American diamond industry’s compliance with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme by administering and controlling the usage of U.S. Kimberley Process certificates for the export of rough diamonds from the United States. Rough diamonds may only be legally exported from the U.S. via a USKPA authorized licensee. Please see ‘How to Export’ page for more information.
Authorized USKPA licensees are subject to and conditioned upon review and approval by the USKPA Board of Directors. Only applicants who have satisfied the Board of their good standing in the diamond industry will be considered as a licensee. Requirements include, but are not limited to, demonstrating that one has been in business in the U.S. in the diamond industry for a minimum of two years, and supplying multiple references by members of the diamond industry in good standing. Such references must provide information sufficient and satisfactory to the Board to approve a licensee.
The USKPA is governed by a Board of Directors and is located in New York City.
Clean Diamond Trade Act
The law regulating exports of rough diamonds from the US, creating a system for the trade of rough diamonds consistent with the standards set by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.
Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS)
The goal of the KPCS is to restrict the trade of rough diamonds known as "conflict diamonds."
Conflict diamonds are rough diamonds used by rebel movements or their allies to finance conflict aimed at undermining legitimate governments.