CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, and the Italian Exhibition Group, will present a seminar to provide members of the jewelry trade with background on new EU legislation to regulate minerals from conflict areas and its impact.
The seminar, which will take place at Fiera di Vicenza from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM on September 24, the second day of the VICENZAORO September jewelry show, will also present strategies to businesses for incorporating the new regulations.
The seminar in Vicenza will feature a blue-ribbon panel of expert speakers, representing the European Union, the European precious metals industry, and industry standards-setting and monitoring organizations. Presentations will be made in English and a simultaneous translation into Italian will be provided.
“This is an extremely important seminar,” said Gaetano Cavalieri, President of CIBJO. “The new EU regulations are going to affect a substantial number of the jewelry companies doing business in Europe, and it imperative that they be properly prepared. Our goal is to provide them with an initial roadmap, and to present the various alternatives that they will have at their disposal.”
After four years of discussion and deliberation, in May 2017 the European Council and European Parliament provided overwhelming approval to Regulation (EU) 2017/821, which will regulate minerals from conflict areas into the European Union. The new legislation will significantly impact the operating procedures of jewelry companies in the European Union, as well as companies that supply them from outside the EU.