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Ensuring and Assisting U.S. Industry's Compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention
Department of Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover Building, Washington, DC

  • NEW  CY 2016 Annual Declarations on Anticipated Activities (ADAAs) for Schedule 1, Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 facilities are due NLT September 3, 2015 (postmarked).

  • Based your facility/plant site’s projected activities with Schedule 1, 2 and 3 chemicals, you may have a requirement to submit an ADAA for CY 2016 activities.  See Parts 712 through 715 of the CWC Regulations

  • NEW   Reminder for Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 Plant Sites.

  • Take an opportunity to review the CY 2015 ADAA submitted last year to determine if the projected activities adequately reflect your facility’s current business projections through the end of the year. If you anticipate changes to your projected CY 2015 activities, you may be required to submit a Declaration on Additionally Planned Activities (DAPA). The specific requirements for submitting a DAPA are outlined in Sections 713.4 and 714.3 of the CWC Regulations for Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 chemicals, respectfully.

    Click here for access to the declaration and report forms. You may also electronically submit your declaration or report via Web-DESI.

    Submit your declaration or report to TCD via Web-DESI or via post or carrier to the following address:

    Treaty Compliance Division/ITT
    Bureau of Industry and Security
    U.S. Department of Commerce
    Room 4515
    14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
    Washington, DC 20230

  • NEW Product Group Codes (PGCs) List Revised.

    The list of PGCs has been updated to: 1) add new PGC 519; 2) denote PGCs 522, 525, 571, 572, 573, 574, 575, 579, 581, 582 and 583 should not be declared to describe the main activities of UDOC facilities; and 3) identify examples of typical chemicals/products within most PGC categories.

  • Interactive Pre-Inspection Briefing (PIB) Template: The PIB template has been updated to reflect current operational practices. You can download the PowerPoint template and customize it to your facilities activites in preparation for a possible inspection.[Powerpoint Presentation]
  • Web-DESI - Submit your request for Web-DESI access via fax to 202-482-1731. E-mail your questions on Web-DESI to: vog.cod.sib@isedbewcwc

  • Global Chemical Industry Compliance Program (GC-ICP): A handbook to assist companies in determining if their chemical is subject to declaration/reporting under the CWC and other administrative elements, such as corporate commitment statement and recordkeeping. [PDF]


    Ensure an effective treaty compliance system by:

    • Assisting industry towards compliance with the CWC.
    • Maximizing the protection of confidential business information.
    • Minimizing burdens and costs to facilities.
    • Seeking equitable international implementation.

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    Electronic Declarations
    and Reports


    Web-DESI is a user-friendly, time-saving tool available for submitting CWC declarations and reports via the Internet.

    BIS Bulletin CWC-002: A Quick Guide
    Separate Window: BIS Bulletin CWC-004-04: Chemicals


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