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- 21/12/2017 -
Warnings Fake KPC's - Waarschuwingen Valse KPC's 2017 Thursday, 21 December, 2017 Diamond Office

Find an overview of all notices of fake KP Certificates issued in 2017 by the Federal Public Service Economy, EU KP Authority, Belgium.

- 14/02/2018 -
AWDC and Bain & Company present seventh annual Global Diamond Report Monday, 11 December, 2017 News item

Bain & Company’s seventh annual Global Diamond Report finds rough-diamond players are likely to increase their marketing spend by about 50 percent over previous years to promote the diamond story.

- 14/02/2018 -
AWDC and GJEPC Announce Collaboration MyKYCBank Project Tuesday, 5 December, 2017 News item

Today, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre and the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council have announced they will join forces in rolling out an industry-wide Know-Your-Customer (KYC) exchange platform, MyKYCBank. 

- 23/10/2017 -
CIFAL Flanders | UNITAR and AWDC request your assistance in mapping the Antwerp diamond industry by means of a questionnaire Monday, 23 October, 2017 Sustainability, Public Affairs

In the context of a cooperation between AWDC and CIFAL Flanders | UNITAR, CIFAL Flanders | UNITAR and AWDC are intending  to conduct a questionnaire (based on a checklist) to gain insight into the positive contributions of, and potential challenges for the Antwerp diamond industry in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals specified in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

- 01/02/2017 -
Antwerp diamond trade grows 5% in 2016 after difficult 2015 Wednesday, 1 February, 2017 Diamond Data, Events, Diamond data

After a very difficult 2015, the Antwerp diamond industry recorded a 5% increase in trade in 2016. This past year, a total of 48 billion USD worth of diamonds were imported to and exported from Antwerp. The rough diamond market in particular is clearly making a strong recovery. This is positive sign, given that the rough diamond trade is the foundation and heart of the diamond trade. The proactive efforts of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) to bring more rough diamonds onto the Antwerp market is clearly bearing fruit. 

- 03/08/2016 -
CARAT TAX Monday, 16 January, 2017 News item

Following the formal decision of the European Commission, the Federal Government has received official authorization for the introduction of the ‘Carat Tax’. This means that the yearly recurring fiscal control difficulties with which many diamantaires have been confronted in the past will come to an end.

Please find an extended Q&A about the Carat Tax here.

- 19/12/2016 -
Warnings Fake KPC's - Waarschuwingen Valse KPC's 2016 Monday, 19 December, 2016 Diamond Office

Find an overview of all notices of fake KP Certificates issued in 2016 by the Federal Public Service Economy, EU KP Authority, Belgium

- 15/12/2016 -
HRD Antwerp opens first Centre of Excellence in China Thursday, 15 December, 2016 Event

HRD Antwerp today opened its first Centre of Excellence branch in Shanghai, China. The opening took place in the framework of the City of Antwerp’s mission to Seoul and Shanghai, and was held in the presence of the Mayor of Antwerp Bart De Wever and Antwerp’s Alderman for Diamonds Ludo van Campenhout. China is the second most important and fastest growing market in the world for polished diamonds, making it a priority for HRD Antwerp. The opening of the Centre of Excellence is an important step in the right direction to expanding their presence in China.