Notification No. 11(RE-2012) /2009-2014

New Delhi, Dated 22nd August, 2012

Subject: Amendment in para 4A.2.1 of FTP (RE-2012) / 2009-14 regarding Export of Cut & Polished Diamonds sent abroad for Certification/ Grading & re-import.

S.O (E) In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992, as amended, read with paragraph 1.3 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014, the Central Government hereby amends paragraph 4A.2.1 in Chapter 4 of Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014 (RE 2012) to include 5 additional laboratories to the list of authorised laboratories.

2. Under para 4A.2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy dealing with “Export of Cut & Polished Diamonds for Certification/ Grading & Re-import” following five additional authorized laboratories for certification/ grading of diamonds of 0.25 carat and above are added after Serial No. (x):

(xi) GIA Hong Kong Laboratory Ltd., Hong Kong;

(xii) Gemological Research (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Bangkok;

(xiii) GIA Education and Laboratory (Pvt) Ltd., Johannesburg;

(xiv) GIA Education and Laboratory, Goborone (Botswana);

(xv) Forevermark NV, Antwerp, Belgium

3. Effect of the Notification:

To the existing authorised laboratories, five additional laboratories are added for purpose of certification/grading of diamonds of 0.25 carrots & above.


(Anup K. Pujari)

Director General of Foreign Trade


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