GJEPC partners with IIGJ to train Jaipur customs officers on gemstone identification
The Gem and Jewellery Export Council has partnered with the Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery in Jaipur to hold a Gemstone Identification Orientation Programme for customs officers in the city.
On April 5, the GJEPC and IIGJ launched a five-day training programme for customs officers in Jaipur with the aim of increasing knowledge so they can appraise gemstones faster and speed up the import/ export process, the GJEPC announced on its website. This will benefit jewellery businesses and help to boost international trade, according to the GJEPC.
“GJEPC is committed to the smooth functioning of the export/ import trade,” said Sanjay Singh, director of GJEPC’s Jaipur Regional Office.
“Customs officers at airports face challenges in appraising gemstones, diamond, jewellery, etc. when the goods are examined at the time of export/ import. To impart knowledge about the identification of these items to Customs officers, GJEPC organised this five-day orientation programme to familiarise them with the various gemstones.”
The training programme covers topics including identifying gems, rough gems, and synthetic gemstones among others. A group of 11 customs inspectors and appraisers have undertaken the training.
“Sharing knowledge with trade facilitators like customs officers will further ease the process of importing/ exporting goods,” said Singh. “GJEPC has been conducting similar orientation programmes at various ports including Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, and Kolkata.”
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