JVC ANNOUNCES NEW ECO-
FRIENDLY USA PATRIOT
ACT COMPLIANCE KIT, FOLLOW-
UP TO ITS BEST SELLING PACK
Nearly Paper Free, PACK Storage
Binder and CD Contain Instructions, Templates
and Forms plus New Guidance to Develop
Effective Anti-Money Laundering Programs
PACK is Sponsored by
The JCK Industry Fund, funded equally by
the JCK Show and the JCK Publishing Group
New York City — June 4, 2008 — Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC), is releasing its eco-friendly GREEN USA PATRIOT Act Compliance Kit – GREEN PACK -- for use by jewelers to develop and maintain effective anti-money laundering (AML) programs that comply with the requirements of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). JVC’s eco-friendly GREEN PACK is nearly paper-free and includes a storage binder, CD containing the information, templates and forms that were in JVC’s previous PACK plus new guidance for the industry and an AML DVD to help jewelers to train their employees on the general requirements of the law. JVC’s GREEN PACK is sponsored by The JCK Industry Fund, funded equally by the JCK Show and the JCK Publishing Group.
GREEN PACK owners can utilize all of the features offered with JVC’s first PACK, including information updates in the PACK Owners Only section on JVC’s Website, www.jvclegal.org. GREEN PACK owners and the entire jewelry industry can continue to send AML questions to Cecilia Gardner, JVC president, CEO and general counsel and AML industry expert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Said Cecilia Gardner, “JVC is proud to bring GREEN PACK to market. GREEN PACK is a natural extension of JVC’s first PACK, the industry standard for AML program development and one of the best selling products in the history of the jewelry industry. GREEN PACK includes one easy-to-use CD with all of the forms and templates that were in JVC’s first PACK, plus important new guidance for the jewelry industry. The CD is stored inside a sturdy binder that is designed for jewelers to use to save their AML programs and notes. And GREEN PACK includes JVC’s AML training DVD to help jewelers to train their employees on the general requirements of the law.
“JVC’s commitment to protect the environment resulted in the development of a virtually paper-free product.”
David Bonaparte, Group vice president, JCK Events, commented: "The JCK Industry Fund, funded equally by the JCK Show and the JCK Publishing Group, is proud to sponsor JVC’s GREEN PACK and to recognize the association’s commitment to help jewelers to comply with the USA PATRIOT Act.
“GREEN PACK is good for our environment and for our industry. JVC is easing the jewelry industry’s carbon footprints by providing electronic templates, forms and instructions on CD to develop, implement and update effective AML programs, saving reams of paper and helping to reduce carbon.
“On the industry side, JVC’s GREEN PACK provides the tools and guidance our industry needs to develop effective AML programs based on jewelers’ risks and sales.“
JVC’s GREEN PACK can be purchased at introductory prices until July 31. JVC members receive the deepest discounts. JVC non-members who belong to The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT), American Gem Society (AGS), American Gem Trade Association (AGS) and the Diamond Dealers Club of New York (DDC/NY) will continue to receive special price discounts.
For more information about JVC’s GREEN PACK as well as other JVC products, services, free legal compliance seminars and updates on important legal compliance issues pertaining to the manufacture, sale and advertising of fine jewelry, visit JVC’s website: www.jvclegal.org.
Jewelers Vigilance Committee, founded in 1917, is a not-for-profit legal trade association fulfilling its mission to maintain the jewelry industry’s highest ethical standards. JVC offers dispute mediation and arbitration services for trade and consumers, compliance monitoring and precious metals testing, among many other services. JVC, long considered the industry’s guardian of ethics and integrity, is a resource for the entire jewelry industry and its customers as well as an industry representative before government agencies, media and adjunct fields. For more information visit: www.jvclegal.org.
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