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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 2024 Annual Declarations on Anticipated Activities (ADAAs) for Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 facilities due NLT September 5, 2023.

Your plant site may be subject to a CY 2024 ADAA requirement if its anticipated 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.
  • NEW Possible Requirement for Declaration on Additionally Planned Activities (DAPA) for Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 facilities.

If anticipated activities delared in your 2023 ADAA do not adequately reflect current business projections through the end of 2023, you may be required to submit a DAPA. The specific requirements for DAPAs are outlined in Sections 713.4 and 714.3 of the CWC Reculations for Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 chemicals, respectfully.

We have updated the list of Product Group Codes (PGCs) to assist you in selecting the correct one(s) to reflect the declarable activities at your plant site. Please review our updated list to ensure you are declaring them accurately.
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.

Paper Declarations: Click here for access to the declaration and report forms, which are in PDF data enterable format.
  • Declarations may be submitted by email or U.S. post or carrier:
    • Submit a completed and signed PDF copy of your declaration via email to; or
    • Submit hardcopies by post/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

  •   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”.

  • 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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