1 Citation and commencement

These Regulations may be cited as the Kimberley Process (Fees) Regulations 2004 and shall come into force on 1st April 2004.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2004: see above.

2 Interpretation

2Interpretation

(1)    In these Regulations—

“Department” means the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and

“Principal Regulation” means Council Regulation (EC) No 2368/2002 implementing the Kimberley Process certification scheme for the international trade in rough diamonds.

(2)    Unless the context otherwise requires, expressions used in these Regulations, and which are also used in the Principal Regulation, shall have the meaning they bear in that Regulation.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2004: see reg 1.

3 Prescription of fees

3Prescription of fees

The fees specified in column 2 of the Schedule to these Regulations are hereby prescribed as the fees payable in connection with the services provided by the Department in pursuance of the United Kingdom's Community obligations arising from Article 12 of the Principal Regulation, each fee specified in column 2 of that Schedule being the fee payable in connection with the service specified alongside that fee in column 1 of that Schedule.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2004: see reg 1.

4 Payment of fees

4Payment of fees

A fee payable under regulation 3 above shall be paid to the Department at the same time that the application to which it related is made to the Department.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2004: see reg 1.

5 Revocation

5Revocation

The Kimberley Process (Fees) Regulations 2003 are hereby revoked.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2004: see reg 1.

Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Denis MacShane

Minister of State,

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

8th March 2004

We consent to the making of these Regulations

Jim Murphy

John Heppell

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury

8th March 2004

SCHEDULE Prescribed Fees

SCHEDULE  Prescribed Fees Regulation 3
Column 1Column 2
Description of ServiceFee
1 Issue of a Community Certificate accompanying a shipment with a declared value of up to US$10,000£10 per certificate (previously £5)
2 Issue of a Community Certificate accompanying a shipment with a declared value of between US$10,001 and US$100,000£15 per certificate (previously £10)
3 Issue of a Community Certificate accompanying a shipment with a declared value above US$100,000£25 per certificate (previously £15)
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2004: see reg 1.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations prescribe fees to be paid to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in connection with the issue of certificates by the Department in pursuance of the Community obligations of the United Kingdom under Council Regulation (EC) No 2368/2002 (“the Principal Regulation”) implementing the Kimberley Process certification scheme for the international trade in rough diamonds. The fees prescribed are in connection with the issue of Community Certificates under Article 12 of the Principal Regulation.

Fees in connection with the issue of such certificates were first prescribed in the Kimberley Process (Fees) Regulations 2003, which are revoked by these Regulations. The present Regulations prescribe higher fees than the 2003 Regulations; previous charges are indicated in brackets in the Schedule of Prescribed Fees.

A Regulatory Impact Assessment has been prepared in respect of the 2003 Regulations. Copies of this assessment may be obtained from the Government Diamond Office, United Nations Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AH.

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