The Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) launched a full overhaul of the country’s alluvial diamond mining sector.

Going forward, the CAR’s Government will stand for a bold new and drastic approach where full transparency and proper due diligence protocols, traceability of individual parcel and OECD Due Diligence Guidance will be crucial.

A copy of the Presidential Decree No. 19.282 of 30.9.2019 can be found here.

The complete press release con be consulted here.

The reform’s intentions were announced already at the KP Intersessional in Mumbai in mid-June 2019 and are highlighted in a presentation which can be viewed here.