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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2013 / Notices Dated: February 13, 2013. J. Adam Ereli, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2013–04005 Filed 2–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8190] List of Participating Countries and Entities (Hereinafter Known as ‘‘Participants’’) Under the Clean Diamond Trade Act (Pub. L. 108–19) and Section 2 of Executive Order 13312 of July 29, 2003 Department of State. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with Sections 3 and 6 of the Clean Diamond Trade Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108–19) and Section 2 of Executive Order 13312 of July 29, 2003, the Department of State is identifying all the Participants eligible for trade in rough diamonds under the Act, and their respective Importing and Exporting Authorities, and revising the previously published list of December 31, 2008 (73 FR 80506) to add Cambodia, Cameroon, Kazakhstan, and Panama. SUMMARY: Brad Brooks-Rubin, Special Advisor for Conflict Diamonds, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State (202) 647–2856. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4 of the Clean Diamond Trade Act (the ‘‘Act’’) requires the President to prohibit the importation into, or the exportation from, the United States of any rough diamond, from whatever source, that has not been controlled through the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS). Under Section 3(2) of the Act, ‘‘controlled through the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme’’ means an importation from the territory of a Participant or exportation to the territory of a Participant of rough diamonds that is either (i) carried out in accordance with the KPCS, as set forth in regulations promulgated by the President, or (ii) controlled under a system determined by the President to meet substantially the standards, practices, and procedures of the KPCS. The referenced regulations are contained at 31 CFR part 592 (‘‘Rough Diamonds Control Regulations’’). Section 6(b) of the Act requires the President to publish in the Federal Register a list of all Participants, and all Importing and Exporting Authorities of erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:47 Feb 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 Participants, and to update the list as necessary. Section 2 of Executive Order 13312 delegates this function to the Secretary of State. Section 3(7) of the Act defines ‘‘Participant’’ as a state, customs territory, or regional economic integration organization identified by the Secretary of State. Section 3(3) of the Act defines ‘‘Exporting Authority’’ as one or more entities designated by a Participant from whose territory a shipment of rough diamonds is being exported as having the authority to validate a Kimberley Process Certificate. Section 3(4) of the Act defines ‘‘Importing Authority’’ as one or more entities designated by a Participant into whose territory a shipment of rough diamonds is imported as having the authority to enforce the laws and regulations of the Participant regarding imports, including the verification of the Kimberley Process Certificate accompanying the shipment. List of Participants Pursuant to Section 3 of the Act, Section 2 of Executive Order 13312, Delegation of Authority No. 245–1 (February 13, 2009), and the Delegation of Authority from the Deputy Secretary to the Under Secretary dated October 31, 2011, I hereby identify the following entities as of November 30, 2012, as Participants under section 6(b) of the Act. Included in this List are the Importing and Exporting Authorities for Participants, as required by Section 6(b) of the Act. This list revises the previously published list of October 31, 2011, to add Cambodia, Cameroon, Kazakhstan, and Panama to the list of Participants in the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. Angola—Ministry of Geology and Mines. Armenia—Ministry of Trade and Economic Development. Australia—Exporting Authority—Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources; Importing Authority—Australian Customs Service. Bangladesh—Ministry of Commerce. Belarus—Department of Finance. Botswana—Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources. Brazil—Ministry of Mines and Energy. Canada—Natural Resources Canada. Cambodia—Ministry of Commerce. Cameroon—National Permanent Secretariat for the Kimberley Process in Cameroon. Central African Republic—Ministry of Energy and Mining. China—General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. Democratic Republic of the Congo—Ministry of Mines. Republic of Congo—Ministry of Mines. Croatia—Ministry of Economy. European Union—DG/External Relations/ A.2. PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 12135 Ghana—Precious Minerals and Marketing Company Ltd. Guinea—Ministry of Mines and Geology. Guyana—Geology and Mines Commission. India—The Gem and Jewelry Export Promotion Council. Indonesia—Directorate General of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Trade. Israel—The Diamond Controller. Japan—Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Kazakhstan—Ministry of Finance. Republic of Korea—Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy. Laos—Ministry of Finance. Lebanon—Ministry of Economy and Trade. Lesotho—Commissioner of Mines and Geology. Liberia—Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy. Malaysia—Ministry of International Trade and Industry. Mauritius—Ministry of Commerce. Namibia—Ministry of Mines and Energy. Mexico—Economic Secretariat. New Zealand—Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Norway—The Norwegian Goldsmiths’ Association. Panama—National Customs Authority. Russia—Gokhran, Ministry of Finance. Sierra Leone—Government Gold and Diamond Office. Singapore—Singapore Customs. South Africa—South African Diamond Board. Sri Lanka—National Gem and Jewellery Authority. Swaziland—Office of the Commissioner of Mines. Switzerland—State Secretariat for Economic Affairs. Chinese Taipei—Bureau of Foreign Trade. Tanzania—Commissioner for Minerals. Thailand—Ministry of Commerce. Togo—Ministry of Mines and Geology. Turkey—Istanbul Gold Exchange. Ukraine—State Gemological Centre of Ukraine. United Arab Emirates—Dubai Metals and Commodities Center. United States of America—Importing Authority—United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection; Exporting Authority—Bureau of the Census. Vietnam—Ministry of Trade. Zimbabwe—Ministry of Mines and Mining Development. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register. Robert D. Hormats, Under Secretary of State, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2013–04007 Filed 2–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–07–P E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8190]


List of Participating Countries and Entities (Hereinafter Known 
as ``Participants'') Under the Clean Diamond Trade Act (Pub. L. 108-19) 
and Section 2 of Executive Order 13312 of July 29, 2003

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with Sections 3 and 6 of the Clean Diamond Trade 
Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-19) and Section 2 of Executive Order 13312 of 
July 29, 2003, the Department of State is identifying all the 
Participants eligible for trade in rough diamonds under the Act, and 
their respective Importing and Exporting Authorities, and revising the 
previously published list of December 31, 2008 (73 FR 80506) to add 
Cambodia, Cameroon, Kazakhstan, and Panama.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brad Brooks-Rubin, Special Advisor for 
Conflict Diamonds, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department 
of State (202) 647-2856.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4 of the Clean Diamond Trade Act 
(the ``Act'') requires the President to prohibit the importation into, 
or the exportation from, the United States of any rough diamond, from 
whatever source, that has not been controlled through the Kimberley 
Process Certification Scheme (KPCS). Under Section 3(2) of the Act, 
``controlled through the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme'' means 
an importation from the territory of a Participant or exportation to 
the territory of a Participant of rough diamonds that is either (i) 
carried out in accordance with the KPCS, as set forth in regulations 
promulgated by the President, or (ii) controlled under a system 
determined by the President to meet substantially the standards, 
practices, and procedures of the KPCS. The referenced regulations are 
contained at 31 CFR part 592 (``Rough Diamonds Control Regulations''). 
Section 6(b) of the Act requires the President to publish in the 
Federal Register a list of all Participants, and all Importing and 
Exporting Authorities of Participants, and to update the list as 
necessary. Section 2 of Executive Order 13312 delegates this function 
to the Secretary of State.
    Section 3(7) of the Act defines ``Participant'' as a state, customs 
territory, or regional economic integration organization identified by 
the Secretary of State. Section 3(3) of the Act defines ``Exporting 
Authority'' as one or more entities designated by a Participant from 
whose territory a shipment of rough diamonds is being exported as 
having the authority to validate a Kimberley Process Certificate. 
Section 3(4) of the Act defines ``Importing Authority'' as one or more 
entities designated by a Participant into whose territory a shipment of 
rough diamonds is imported as having the authority to enforce the laws 
and regulations of the Participant regarding imports, including the 
verification of the Kimberley Process Certificate accompanying the 
shipment.

List of Participants

    Pursuant to Section 3 of the Act, Section 2 of Executive Order 
13312, Delegation of Authority No. 245-1 (February 13, 2009), and the 
Delegation of Authority from the Deputy Secretary to the Under 
Secretary dated October 31, 2011, I hereby identify the following 
entities as of November 30, 2012, as Participants under section 6(b) of 
the Act. Included in this List are the Importing and Exporting 
Authorities for Participants, as required by Section 6(b) of the Act. 
This list revises the previously published list of October 31, 2011, to 
add Cambodia, Cameroon, Kazakhstan, and Panama to the list of 
Participants in the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.

Angola--Ministry of Geology and Mines.
Armenia--Ministry of Trade and Economic Development.
Australia--Exporting Authority--Department of Industry, Tourism and 
Resources; Importing Authority--Australian Customs Service.
Bangladesh--Ministry of Commerce.
Belarus--Department of Finance.
Botswana--Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources.
Brazil--Ministry of Mines and Energy.
Canada--Natural Resources Canada.
Cambodia--Ministry of Commerce.
Cameroon--National Permanent Secretariat for the Kimberley Process 
in Cameroon.
Central African Republic--Ministry of Energy and Mining.
China--General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and 
Quarantine.
Democratic Republic of the Congo--Ministry of Mines.
Republic of Congo--Ministry of Mines.
Croatia--Ministry of Economy.
European Union--DG/External Relations/A.2.
Ghana--Precious Minerals and Marketing Company Ltd.
Guinea--Ministry of Mines and Geology.
Guyana--Geology and Mines Commission.
India--The Gem and Jewelry Export Promotion Council.
Indonesia--Directorate General of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of 
Trade.
Israel--The Diamond Controller.
Japan--Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Kazakhstan--Ministry of Finance.
Republic of Korea--Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy.
Laos--Ministry of Finance.
Lebanon--Ministry of Economy and Trade.
Lesotho--Commissioner of Mines and Geology.
Liberia--Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy.
Malaysia--Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
Mauritius--Ministry of Commerce.
Namibia--Ministry of Mines and Energy.
Mexico--Economic Secretariat.
New Zealand--Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Norway--The Norwegian Goldsmiths' Association.
Panama--National Customs Authority.
Russia--Gokhran, Ministry of Finance.
Sierra Leone--Government Gold and Diamond Office.
Singapore--Singapore Customs.
South Africa--South African Diamond Board.
Sri Lanka--National Gem and Jewellery Authority.
Swaziland--Office of the Commissioner of Mines.
Switzerland--State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.
Chinese Taipei--Bureau of Foreign Trade.
Tanzania--Commissioner for Minerals.
Thailand--Ministry of Commerce.
Togo--Ministry of Mines and Geology.
Turkey--Istanbul Gold Exchange.
Ukraine--State Gemological Centre of Ukraine.
United Arab Emirates--Dubai Metals and Commodities Center.
United States of America--Importing Authority--United States Bureau 
of Customs and Border Protection; Exporting Authority--Bureau of the 
Census.
Vietnam--Ministry of Trade.
Zimbabwe--Ministry of Mines and Mining Development.

    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register.

Robert D. Hormats,
Under Secretary of State, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2013-04007 Filed 2-20-13; 8:45 am]
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