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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 2023 Annual Declarations on Anticipated Activities (ADAAs) for Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 facilities due NLT Monday, September 5th 2022.

  • Your facility may be subject to a CY 2023 ADAA requirement if you anticipate activities involving Schedule 2 and/or 3 chemicals will exceed specified threshold quantities. See Parts 713 and 714 of the CWC Regulations for specific declaration requirements.

  •   CWC Schedule 3 End-Use Certificates
  • CWC Schedule 3 End-Use Certificates (and other related information such as export licenses) required by Section 745.2 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for exports of Schedule 3 chemicals to States Not Party to the Convention must be submitted, within 7 days after the date of export, to the Treaty Compliance Division (TCD) via any of the following methods:
    • Email: Please reference “CWC End-Use Certificate” in the Subject Line.
    • Mail: TCD, Bureau of Industry and Security,
      U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4515,
      14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
      Washington, DC 20230.
      Attn: “CWC End-Use Certificate Report”; or
    • Fax: 202-482-1731, “Attn: “CWC End-Use Certificate Report”.

  •  Declaration Submission Instructions:
  • Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are accepting declarations in PDF format sent to: You do not need to submit the declaration via mail or courier.
  • Declarations may be submitted via U.S. post or carrier to the below address. Please do not send duplicate copies of declarations/reports via email and post/carrier. Only one submission is necessary.

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

    Web-DESI Submissions: You may electronically submit your declaration or report via Web-DESI.

    If you do not currently have a Web-DESI account, you may request authorization to access Web-DESI by submitting an Electronic Declaration or Report Request.

  • 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]

  • 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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