Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-066  
NTB Type
5.12. Export restraint arrangements  
Complaint
Lesotho has put in place official regulations affecting exports of diamonds and manufactured products which are :
Export and Import control Act 1984
Examination and Movement certificate  
Status note
The meeting establishing Lesotho NMC held on 09 August 2011 in Maseru resolved that Lesotho's imposition of this requirement is accordance to article 9 (e) of the SADC Protocolon trade and therefore not an NTB. It was also observed that reporting country had not objected to Lesotho explanation submitted to the 9th meeting of the SADCSub Comitttee on Trade facilitation held in Gaborone on 27 July 2011. This matter is therefore considered resolved.  
Progress update note
Lesotho reported that it is a requirement for every diamond operator/trader to have a license issued by the
Department of Mines, this is to formalize the diamond mining industry. This is to ensure that diamonds are not being used to finance illicit practices as is practiced internationally and regionally.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
Lesotho: Ministry of Mines (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
Lesotho  
Date of incident
2009-07-23  
Status
Resolved  
Date of resolution
2011-07-28  
Product Description
 
Total value
0  
Date reported
2009-07-23 00:00  
Modified
2011-08-10 10:06