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The Kimberley Process certification scheme for the international trade in rough diamonds was established in order to eliminate trade in conflict diamonds, which may be directly connected with the financing of armed conflicts, the actions of movements which intend to undermine or to overthrow legitimate governments, as well as the illegal trade and proliferation of arms, especially the small arms and light weapons.

With the purpose of elimination of conflict diamonds, a number of resolutions have been adopted by the Security Council of the United Nations.

For the implementation of the Kimberley Process, the European Union issued Regulation 2368/2002, for the implementation of which Law no. 266(I)/2004 was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic no. 3939 of 31.12.2004.

The Republic of Cyprus is not a Community authority authorised to issue/confirm the Kimberly Process certificate, within the framework of EU Regulation 2368/2002. As a result the import/export of rough diamonds that originate in third counties which participate in the Kimberley Process into/from the Republic of Cyprus must be effected though an EU member state where there is a Community authority and is authorised to issue/confirm the necessary Kimberley Process Certificate.

The import from/export to countries that do not participate in the Kimberley Process is prohibited.

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