Road Map to Lift Rough Diamond Ban on Parts of Central African RepublicMarch 01, 20
(IDEX Online) - Russia's deputy finance minister Alexey Moiseev says he's working on a "road map" towards lifting a ban on rough diamond exports from parts of the Central African Republic (CAR).
Exports have been allowed from some parts of the poverty-stricken country, labelled green areas, since a total ban was lifted in 2013.
But sales of "conflict diamonds" from so-called "red areas", controlled by armed anti-government groups, remain off limits.
The CAR government can currently issue KP certificates to rough diamond shipments for goods sourced in the eight approved green zones, but not elsewhere.