Export diamonds: special rules
You need a certificate to export rough diamonds.
You can export jewels, gold and precious metals without a licence or certificate, except for uncut (rough) diamonds.
There’s a ban on exporting precious and semi precious stones, gold and silver items and other luxury goods to North Korea or Syria.
Some countries may have import rules for certain goods. You can check by talking to your importer or getting help researching your export market.
You must get a certificate to export rough diamonds outside the EU.
How to apply
A Kimberley certificate costs £37.
Contact the Government Diamond Office to apply.
You can also apply by post.
Government Diamond Office
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
Once you’ve received your certificate, attach it to your consignment.
Published: 7 November 2016