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Export and Import of Rough Diamonds Act

Version of section 2 from 2006-06-16 to 2023-05-17:

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Act.

Canadian Certificate

Canadian Certificate means a Kimberley Process Certificate issued by the Minister under paragraph 9(1)(a). (certificat canadien)

in transit

in transit, in respect of rough diamonds, means from a place outside Canada in transit through Canada to a place outside Canada. (en transit)

Kimberley Process

Kimberley Process means the international understanding among participants that was recognized by Resolution 55/56 adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 1, 2000, as that understanding is amended from time to time. (Processus de Kimberley)

Kimberley Process Certificate

Kimberley Process Certificate means a document, issued by a participant, that certifies that rough diamonds for export or import or in transit have been handled in a manner that meets the minimum requirements of the Kimberley Process. (certificat du Processus de Kimberley)


Minister means the Minister of Natural Resources. (ministre)


participant means a state, international organization of states or dependent territory of a state, or a customs territory, named in the schedule. (participant)

resident of Canada

resident of Canada means an individual who ordinarily resides in Canada or a corporation that has its head office, or operates a branch office, in Canada. (résident du Canada)

rough diamond

rough diamond means a diamond that is unsorted, unworked or simply sawn, cleaved or bruted, and that falls under subheading 7102.10, 7102.21 or 7102.31 in the List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the Customs Tariff, but does not include diamonds that are of a class prescribed by regulation. (diamant brut)

  • 2002, c. 25, s. 2
  • 2005, c. 51, s. 1
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