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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  Amendment to the CWC Regulations and Export Administration Regulations: Addition of Schedule 1A Chemicals & Clarification of the Definition of Production

  • This final rule amends the CWC Regulations (CWCR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to reflect recent additions to Schedule 1A of the Annex on Chemicals to the CWC, consistent with two decisions adopted by the CWC Conference of the States Parties in November 2019. This rule adds three Schedule 1 chemical families and one individual Schedule 1 chemical to Schedule 1A in Supplement No. 1 to Part 712 of the CWCR and Supplement No. 1 to Part 745 of the EAR.

    This final rule also amends the definition of ..production.. in Section 710.1 of the CWCR to clarify the scope as it applies to declarations regarding the production of Schedule 1, Schedule 2, or Schedule 3 chemicals whereby chemicals that are intermediates, but not transient intermediates, must be considered when determining if a chemical is subject to the declaration requirements in the CWCR. [PDF]

  • NEW  CY 2020 Annual Declarations on Past Activities and Annual Reports on Exports and Imports due March 1, 2021 (postmarked).
  • Based on the chemicals, quantity thresholds, and activities at your facility, plant site or trading company, you may be required to submit one or more of the below listed declarations and/or reports to comply with CY 2020 reporting requirements. See Parts 712 through 715 of the CWC Regulations for specific declaration and report requirements.
    • Annual Declaration on Past Activities for Schedule 1, 2 and 3 chemical facilities/plant sites and UDOC facilities
    • Combined Declaration and Report for Schedule 1, 2 and 3 chemical facilities/plant sites
    • No Changes Certification for UDOC facilities
    • Annual Report on Exports and Imports for Schedule 1, 2 and 3 chemical facilities/plant sites and trading companies
  • NEW Declaration Submission Instructions:
  • Paper Declarations: Click here for access to the declaration and report forms, which are in PDF data enterable format.
  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, signed PDF copies of declarations/reports may be emailed to:
  • 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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    The Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 was awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons. Read more

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