November 7, 2017 Dr. Gaetano Cavalieri was elected to another two-year term as President, and for the first time, three Vice Presidents were elected: Roland Naftule of the United States, Eli Avidar of Israel, and Corrado Facco of Italy. Marc-Alain Christen of Switzerland was reconfirmed as the organisation’s Chief Financial Officer and a new Board of Directors was elected, also for a two-year term.
November 7, 2017 It was agreed that the Gemstone Book and the Diamond Book will not be changed for the next three years, while the Coral Book along with the Pearl Book will be up for revision in two years, and then every three years thereafter. The Gemmological Book will be changed next year.
November 6, 2017 Noting that the customs guide may be too complicated for members of the retail trade, it is designed to serve the needs of government customs agents. It is currently available in English, Italian and Thai, and translations into German, French and Japanese are also possibilities.
November 6, 2017 The Fiji Pearl Association plans to enhance the effectiveness of locally managed marine areas, and integrate coastal management and land and sea management programmes, to bring about meaningful income for local residents.
November 6, 2017 CIBJO’s Precious Metals Commission looked at the new regulations and their potential impact, comparing them to legislation passed in the United States seven years ago, as part of the Dodd Frank Act.
November 6, 2017 The commission received a report on the Jewellery Industry Summit in the United States, of which one outcome was the creation of the Jewellery Development Index, which is being developed by students in cooperation with the U.S. State Department to assess the comparative impact of the jewellery industry on people's lives in different countries.
November 6, 2017 The decision means that the CIBJO Diamond Book will serve the whole diamond industry and be the only book for the trade, Udi Sheintal told the Diamond Commission meeting.
November 6, 2017 General Prayut Chan-o-cha was accompanied by Mrs. Apiradi Tantraporn, Thailand’s Minister of Commerce, and Mr. Sontirat Sontijirawong, the country’s Deputy Minister of Commerce.