The GGDO, The Government Gold and Diamond Office in Freetown Sierra Leone is the government agency in charge of issuing all export licenses for Gold and Diamonds if you want to export these commodities out of the country.
Such licenses can cost up to $45,000 per year, and without purchasing a license, or being able to use someone else’s, you will not be able to get your Kimberley Process Certificate to take the diamonds out of the country.
As of today, there are only 21 Companies with current Diamond Exporter’s Licenses, 40 with Diamond Exporter’s Agent Licenses, and 47 with Diamond Exporter’s Agent Certificate.
Most people will show you a fake license, and purchasing from these scammers can land you straight to prison, not to mention the fact that you will most likely lose your money. You will also need a Diamond Dealer’s License if you decide to purchase rough diamonds on your own.
If you decide to purchase rough diamonds in Sierra Leone, Madnox can save you lots of time, money and headaches with our operations on the ground in Freetown. Feel free to contact us at Vince@Madnox.com or call us for consulting services at +1-305-600-1814