The Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association of America and the United States Kimberley Process Authority are conducting a joint research project to study the trade in rough diamonds in the United States.
The study will educate the members of both associations about the activity and nature of US imports and exports of rough diamonds. The plan is to better serve the industry by gathering hard data about the trade in rough diamonds to better understand the market forces driving rough diamond imports and exports. The scope of the research will include information about market trends, valuation, import and export flows as well as source.
The research project will be conducted by Dr. Martin Hochbaum and Cecilia Gardner, Directors of the USKPA, along with Jeffrey Fischer, representing DMIA.
“Cooperation from the rough diamond industry to assist in this research project will be key to its success,” said Ronnie VanderLinden, President of DMIA.