Rapaport reports that fake Kimberley Process certificates have been identified as a threat to the global tracking system for conflict diamonds.
The announcement was made by Indian Commerce Secretary G.K. Pillai to attendees of the annual conference on the Kimberley Process Certificate Scheme currently taking place in New Delhi. India is the current chair for the process. Namibia is next in line for 2009. Pillai is quoted as stating, “We must also find solution to the problem of fake KP certificates. It undermines the very core of what KPCS wants to achieve. The problem must be addressed.”