JVC to discuss the impact of the ‘War on Terrorism’

The Jewelers Vigilance Committee will present a special program titled, “The War on Terrorism and Its Impact On the Independent Retail Jeweler” at the JA NY Show, Jacob Javits Center, Sunday, January 26 at 1:30 p.m. Cecilia L. Gardner, JVC’s executive director and general counsel, will present the program.

The program will examine the changes created by proposed legislation and international trade agreements affecting the jewelry industry and, in particular, independent retailer jewelers. Stuller, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of fine jewelry, is partnering with is the exclusive sponsor of the program.

“Stuller is sponsoring JVC’s “War Against Terrorism” seminar to help retailers learn how to comply with new trade arrangements” said Matt Stuller, chairman and chief executive officer of the company. “This program provides the latest information about the Kimberley Process and the U.S. PATRIOTS Act, both government regulations that will significantly change and protect retailers conducting business across international borders.”

Hank Siegel, president, Hamilton Jewelers, an independent retailer and president of JVC’s board of directors, added, “This timely seminar will help retailers adapt to changing business conditions. JVC’s presentation prepares retailers to comply with new guidelines and requirements.”

“At this uncertain time in world politics, our government is concentrating their attention on businesses that carry on substantial international transactions,” Gardner also added. “This inevitably includes the jewelry industry, with its frequent international trades and international shipping of product and financial money transfers. JVC’s seminar will explain specific actions retailers can take to ensure their businesses from potential exploitation.”