Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-II, Section - 3, Sub- Section (ii) & directed by Directorate General of Foreign Trade Notification under the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 International Gemological Institute (India) Pvt Ltd (IGI-India) is added as agency permitted to import duty free diamonds. IGI is the largest organization of its kind, with operating laboratories & offices in Antwerp, New York, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Bangkok, Tokyo, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Toronto, Los Angeles, Kolkata, New Delhi, Thrissur, Jaipur, Surat, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad.
The IGI School of Gemology has locations in Antwerp, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Surat, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Dubai, Shanghai, Rome, Ascoli Piceno, Trecastagni, Cavalese, Marcianise and offers a variety of courses designed for professionals and consumer enthusiasts alike. According to the available detail, IGI-India is added as the Agency that has permitted to import duty free diamonds for certification or grading and subsequent re-export, subject to conditions mentioned in paragraph 4.75 of Handbook of Procedures 2015-20 and other applicable provisions of the law in this regard.
A certificate from IGI represents the all-important 5th C that no one should be without: Confidence. As the world's largest independent gem certification and appraisal institute for diamonds, colored gemstones and jewelry, IGI is a standard of excellence for industry professionals and consumers around the globe.