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562 Mailing

The exportation (mailing) of rough diamonds may be sent only under the following conditions:

  1. The shipment must be sent via Priority Mail International service with insured service (see 134), and such service must be available to the destination country.
  2. The shipment must bear a completed PS Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note CP 72.
  3. The shipment of rough diamonds must be exported to countries that are participants in the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.
  4. The rough diamonds must be accompanied by an original Kimberley Process Certification Scheme certificate and must be sealed in a tamper-resistant container.
  5. The shipment must be accompanied by a U.S. Kimberley Process Certification Scheme certificate obtained from a U.S. Kimberley Process Certification Scheme Authority licensee and validated by the U.S. Census Bureau.
  6. The mailer must electronically file pre-departure information (regardless of the export value) through the U.S. Census Bureau’s Automated Export System (AES) or AESDirect Web site and obtain an Internal Transaction Number (ITN). (See 520.)
  7. The mailer must place the ITN on the upper right corner of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme certificate document and in block 10 of PS Form 2976-A.
  8. The mailer must fax copies of all Kimberley Process Certification Scheme certificates (U.S. and those received from other countries) to the U.S. Census Bureau at: 800-457-7328.
  9. The mailer must retain records of all Kimberley Process Certification Scheme certificates (U.S. and foreign) for 5 years, and must file an annual report including total import and/or export activity and stockpile information with the State Department.