Accession Number : ADA303666

Title :   CWC Industry Outreach III: - CWC Ratification, Implementation, Compliance and Verification (CWC Video). Volume 1. Main Report.

Corporate Author : EAI CORP ABINGDON MD

Personal Author(s) : Burck, Gordon ; Snyder, James

PDF Url : ADA303666

Report Date : 03 AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is a multilateral arms control treaty that will, upon entry into force, comprehensively ban chemical weapons. The Conference on Disarmament (CD) and its Ad Hoc Committee on Chemical Weapons completed negotiation of CWC in September 1992. The CWC was then approved by the United Nations General Assembly that November and signed in mid-January 1993 by over 130 countries. As of July 7, 1995, 159 countries have signed. The CWC will enter into force six months after the 65th ratification is deposited with the UN Secretary General. As of July 7, 1995, 30 countries have deposited their ratifications. A significant feature of the CWC is that, for the first time, an international treaty contains obligations for commercial industrial facilities that produce, process, consume, import or export certain chemicals, comprising both reporting requirements and several kinds of inspections. The essence of the problem addressed by this project is twofold: the majority of the U.S. chemical, pharmaceutical and related industries know little about the proposed CWC and its potential impact on their plant sites, and the final CWC and its implementation will be complex, will be technically challenging for inspections and industry, and will require extensive U.S. Government and industry coordination. jg

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIES, *VERIFICATION, *ARMS CONTROL, *TREATIES, *CHEMICAL ORDNANCE, *UNITED NATIONS, SYMPOSIA, INTERNATIONAL, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, ASSEMBLY, DISARMAMENT.

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Government and Political Science
      Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE