RAPAPORT... PRESS RELEASE, January 28, 2013, Belgium: A Rapaport Buyers Group (RBG) consisting of nine Chinese companies is attending this year’s Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair. The event will host 80 exhibitors at the Antwerp Diamond Bourse, Belgium, from January 27 to 29.
Rapaport has invited premium members of RAPNET – The Rapaport Diamond Trading Network – to attend various trade events in India and the U.S. This will be the RBG’s first appearance at a European event. “We are excited to give our members the opportunity to expand their geographic scope and meet Belgian suppliers. As RapNet members, our buyers group already has a global reach and the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair will enable them to interact and reinforce existing relationships with clients,” said Julius Zheng, the general manager of Rapaport China.
Contact for more information:
International: Shira Topiol +1-702-425-9088
Belgium: Lea Retter +32-3-232-3300
Rapaport Shanghai Ltd. is fully owned and operated by the Rapaport Group. It is a Chinese registered company with premises and membership in the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE). Foreign suppliers have sold millions of dollars of loose diamonds to Chinese companies through Rapaport China Diamond Import Service since 2008. In this service, Rapaport guarantees payments to the supplier and delivery of diamonds to the buyer, and takes full responsibility for all import procedures, including the processing and payment of customs and taxation fees. (The fee for the service is 1 percent.) Rapaport Shanghai also provides other marketing and sales support to qualified firms seeking to penetrate the Chinese market. These services include advertising campaigns, pre-import inspection at Rapaport facilities in the SDE and direct import services.
About the Rapaport Group: The Rapaport Group is an international network of companies providing added value services that support the development of free, fair, efficient and competitive global diamond markets. Established in 1978, the Rapaport Diamond Report is the primary source of diamond prices and market information. Group activities include publishing, research and marketing services, internet information and diamond trading networks, global rough and polished diamond tenders, diamond certification, quality control, compliance, shipping, and financial services. Major activities of the group include the development of markets for Fair Trade Diamonds and Jewelry. Additional information is available at www.Rapaport.com.