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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 2021 Annual Declarations on Anticipated Activities (ADAAs) for Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 facilities due NLT September 3, 2020.

  • Your facility may be subject to a CY 2021 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  Reminder: Possible Requirement for Declaration on Additionally Planned Activities (DAPA) for Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 facilities.

  • If the previously declared anticipated activities for your facility do not adequately reflect current business projections through the end of the year, 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 Regulations for Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 chemicals, respectfully.

  • NEW  Declaration Submissions:

  • 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. You may also submit an electronic declaration via Web-DESI.

  • 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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