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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  "Impact of Proposed Additions to the .Annex on Chemicals. to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) on Legitimate Commercial Chemical, Biotechnology, and Pharmaceutical Activities Involving .Schedule 1. Chemicals (Including Schedule 1 Chemicals Produced as Intermediates)".

  • BIS is seeking public comments on the impact on commercial activities and interests of chemical, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical firms on the proposed additions to "Schedule 1" in the "Annex on Chemicals" to the CWC. The purpose of this Notice of Inquiry is to collect information to assist BIS in assessing the likely impact on US industry of the proposed addition of five chemical facilities to "Schedule 1" in the "Annex on Chemicals". Comments are due to BIS by September 13, 2019.

    See TCD.s publication -- Production of Intermediate Schedule 1 Chemicals and Schedule 1 "Captive Use" Declaration Guidance" -- for useful guidance on production of intermediate Schedule 1 chemicals and Schedule 1 chemicals in a captive use situation.


  • NEW  CY 2020 Annual Declarations on Anticipated Activities (ADAAs) for Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 facilities due NLT September 3, 2019 (postmarked).

  • Your facility may be subject to a CY 2020 ADAA requirement, if its projected 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 for Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 Plant Sites.

  • Review your facility's CY 2019 ADAA submitted last year to determine if the projected activities adequately reflect current business projections through the end of the year. If you anticipate changes to your projected CY 2019 activities, you may be required to submit a Declaration on Additionally Planned Activities (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.

    Click here to access the paper declaration and report forms, which are in PDF data enterable format. The forms must be signed and sent to TCD via US mail or delivered via carrier to the below address.


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

  • You can also submit your declaration and/or report via Web-DESI. Submit your request for Web-DESI access via fax to 202-482-1731 or email to cwcwebdesi@cwc.gov or cwcwebdesi@bis.doc.gov.

  • 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]


  • BIS MISSION

    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

    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

    UNSCHEDULED DISCRETE ORGANIC CHEMICALS


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