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Membership
A. Classes
   
 
I) Ordinary Corporate Member
II) Voting Corporate Member
III) Corporate Sponsor Member
   
B. Criteria
   
 
a) Member representative must be 21 years of age or over.
b) Member representative must be permanent resident of Hong Kong.
c) Member representative must be a Diamond dealer.
d) Corporate Member and Corporate Sponsor member must be any firm or company duly registered in Hong Kong for not less than three consecutive years.
e) Corporate Member must be involved in the import, export, wholesale, retail or manufacturing of diamonds and/or diamond jewellery for not less than three consecutive years preceding his/her application.
f) Corporate Sponsor Member must be trade or association relating to the diamond trade.
g) All applications shall be sponsored and seconded by two voting members of the Federation and shall be submitted with reference(s) from bank(s) and diamond trader(s) as the Executive Committee may stipulate.
h) An Ordinary Member who has been such for not less than one year and obtained written support of two voting members may apply to become a voting member.
i) Clean compliant record
j) Healthy financial standing
k) Willing to abide by the regulations of the Federation
   
C. Rights
   
 
I) An Ordinary Member is entitled to the following:
 
a) To use the members’ lounge for business meetings and socializing.
b) To rent the members’ lounge for company meetings and functions at a discounted rate.
c) To have the privilege to apply to use the “DFHK” names and logos.
d) To use the comprehensive range of economic reference materials in our library.
e) To receive assistance from DFHK in handling trade disputes and consumer complaints.
f) To receive Newsletters and Statistics relating to the diamond industry.
g) To attend conferences, seminars, and/or exhibitions organized by the Federation.
h) To join delegation and trips arranged by the Federation.
i) To receive special discount on subscription and advertising rate of the “China Gems Magazine”.
j) To attend social events for members.
k) To have the Federation to represent your views and to liaise with the Hong Kong Government at different level, other trade associations and consulates from different countries.
l) And other additional services and benefits for divisional members.
m) To use the NGTC(HK) grading service at members’ discounted rate.
   
II) A Corporate Sponsor Member is entitled to:
 
a) enjoy all rights conferred on an Ordinary Member; and
b) appoint two representatives under one membership.
   
III) A Voting Member is entitled to:
 
a) enjoy all rights conferred on an Ordinary Member; and
b) receive notice, attend and vote at a general meeting of the Association.
c) be elected as a member of the Executive Committee (for individual) or appoint an individual as its member representative to elect and be elected as a member of the Executive Committee (for corporate)
d) introduce visitors to the Federation; and
e) introduce persons to become Ordinary Members of the Federation.
   
D. Obligation
   
  All Members shall be abide by the regulations of the Memorandum and Articles of Association of Diamond Federation of Hong Kong, China; and
 
Wholesale and Manufacturing members shall also be abide by Regulations and By-laws of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses.
Retail members shall be join the on- going “Integrity Pledge Campaign” organized by the Federation, and be abide by its regulation.
   
E. Duties
   
 
a) An Ordinary Member and Corporate Sponsor Member shall be required, upon admission as a member, to pay an entrance fee, which shall be non-refundable to the member under any circumstances after payment and shall pay Annual Subscriptions in Accordance with Article 33(a) hereof.
b) Upon admission as an ordinary member, the ordinary member must apply to join one or more of the divisions of the Association (Retail / Import & Wholesale / Manufacturing)
c) A Voting Member shall be required, upon admission as a member, to pay an entrance fee, which shall be non-refundable to the member under any circumstances after payment and shall pay Annual Subscriptions in Accordance with Article 33(a) hereof.
   
 
  Applications
   
  Applicants must complete the required application form and corporate details in full and submit the following to the Federation office at Suite 5B, Hong Kong Diamond Exchange Building, 8-10 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong.
   
 
a) Completed application & corporate details
b) A copy of the Updated Hong Kong Business Registration Certificate (Corporate Member)
c) A copy of Certificate of Incorporation
d) A copy of the latest Annual return
e) A photocopy of Hong Kong Identity Card of the applicant/corporate representative
f) 3 photos of the Individual Member or Corporate Representative.
g) Reference letters from bank(s) and diamond traders(s)
   
   
 
Download Application form
Download Corporate detail form
Membership Fee Schedule Please call 25245081 for enquiry
   
   
  Notes:
 
a) Information about the Applicants and Companies will be kept confidential by the Federation. Submitted information will only be used for verification and assessment purpose only.
b) Membership will be granted to the approved applicants after consideration. However the Federation may disapprove any application without giving any reason.
c) The Federation has the right to adjust the fees when it is deemed necessary.
   
   
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