SBMA Good Delivery List
The SBMA Good Delivery List plays a critical and integral part of the Association which is mandated to set industry standards and promote best trade practices to develop Singapore as the regional precious metals hub.
The Good Delivery List will only include the accredited refiners whose bars meet the minimum standards as described below. The SBMA Good Delivery List Committee will maintain the Good Delivery List for gold kilobars, detailing the names of the accredited refiners, their country of origin and the marking details of their bars.
The minimum standards of the bars to be accredited as part of the SBMA Good Delivery List are:
- The kilobars must comply with the LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance
- The kilobars must be produced by a refinery in the LBMA Good Delivery List and be well accepted in the Asia market
Application for inclusion in the SBMA Good Delivery List:
- The applicant (refiner) must be on the “Current LBMA Good Delivery List” for their inclusion in the SBMA Good Delivery List.
- The applicant (refiner) has implemented and adheres to the LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance.
The applicant (refiner) must provide reference letters from three SBMA members, who are active participants in physical bullion trading, of which at least one must be a CAT-1 member, confirming that they:
- have maintained an active business relationship with the applicant (refiner) within one year prior to the application; and
- have experience of buying or selling the applicant’s (refiner) bars within the Asia region; and
- have experienced no purity, quality, or other issues relating to the applicant’s (refiner) bars; and
- are willing to support the application of the refiner.
If the applicant (refiner) cannot provide such reference letters stated in point 3 due to lack of Asian exposure/track record or other reasons, they must then provide:
- letters from at least two CAT-1 members confirming that they have no objection to accept the applicant (refiner) to be included in the SBMA Good Delivery List; and
- proof of their intention and commitment to continue marketing their brand in Asia, e.g. application for SBMA membership, maintaining an office in Singapore/Asia region, representatives or consultants employed in the region.
- The SBMA Good Delivery List Committee may request the applicant (refiner) to provide additional information to support the application prior to making a recommendation to the Management Committee of the SBMA for final approval.
- Should the application be approved, SBMA expects the applicant (refiner) to continue to maintain good quality standard of their production and to endeavor to further enhance the marketability of their bars in Asia.
The applicant (refiner) should understand that their Good Delivery status may be reviewed from time to time. This may include, but not limited to:
- should SBMA receive written complaint(s) against the applicant (refiner) regarding the quality or marketability of its bars; or
- periodic reviews of the bars admitted through no objection letter process as prescribed in point 4; or
- at the GDL committee’s discretion.
- The applicant (refiner) should acknowledge that SBMA may retract the applicant’s (refiner) GDL status at its discretion should the applicant (refiner) be deemed by the SBMA as no longer fit for good delivery status after such review stated in point 7 has been conducted.
The current SBMA Good Delivery List is as follows:
Current Bar Mark: Argor-Heraeus SA in circle around AH with Switzerland below and AH Melter Assayer in rectangle.
Asahi America Holdings Inc (former Johnson Matthey Gold and Silver Refining Inc.)
Current Bar Mark: Johnson Matthey, with JM and crossed hammers in diamond and JMI Assay Office in oval around SLC.
Heraeus Ltd Hong Kong
Country: Hong Kong
Current Bar Mark: Heraeus Hong Kong within a rectangle.
Johnson Matthey Ltd
Current Bar Mark: JM and crossed hammers in diamond surrounded by JOHNSON MATTHEY, and JM Ltd Canada Assay Office in oval.
LS Nikko Copper Inc
Country: Korea, Republic of
Current Bar Mark: Stylised LS logo and LS ASSAYER MELTER in rectangle with new bar numbering system.
Metalor Technologies (Hong Kong) Ltd
Country: Hong Kong
Current Bar Mark: METALOR® with assay mark M over HK within an inverted triangle and ASSAYERS and MELTERS along the sloping sides of the triangle.
Metalor Technologies SA
Current Bar Mark: METALOR® and assay mark showing Essayeur Fondeur along two sides of a triangle and MP within. Patterned bottom surface.
Metalor Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd
Current Bar Mark: METALOR® together with an assay seal showing MSG.
Metalor USA Refining Corp.
Current Bar Mark: METALOR® and MUS inverted triangle assayer’s mark including year.
Current Bar Mark: PAMP SA Switzerland with company logo (the letters P, A, M, P at the ends of horizontal cylinders) and Essayeur Fondeur in rectangle with company logo.
PT Aneka Tambang (Persero) Tbk (Logam Mulia)
Current Bar Mark: LM logo in pentagon and REFINER ASSAYER INDONESIA ANTAM LOGAM MULIA in oval.
Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd
Country: South Africa
Current Bar Mark: RAND REFINERY below a circular brandmark of a pouring crucible.
Republic Metals Corporation
Country: United States
Current Bar Mark: Rectangular stamp incorporating RMC with gold being poured from a crucible above the letter M into a mould below.
Royal Canadian Mint
Current Bar Mark: ROYAL CANADIAN MINT and MONNAIE ROYALE CANADIENNE in maple leaf logo with four-digit year mark. Landscape layout.
Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd
Current Bar Mark: Sumitomo logo (diamond shape with indents on each edge and corner with a small diamond in the centre). Landscape layout.
Current Bar Mark: Valcambi SUISSE. A rectangle enclosing CHI in a circle and ESSAYEUR FONDEUR. Brand mark is a diamond comprising four scalene triangles.
Western Australian Mint (T/a The Perth Mint)
Current Bar Mark: THE PERTH MINT, AUSTRALIA with stylised swan logo in a rounded rectangle.
(last updated on the February 2016)