How the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) Affects You

Under the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act, the Canadian National Authority is mandated to implement the Act, while minimizing its impact on Canadian industry, research, and other institutions. This implies that every industry, laboratory, university, or any other institution in Canada which produces, processes, consumes, exports, or imports any of the scheduled chemicals in the CWC is potentially required to make Annual Declarations. Canada, as represented by its National Authority, must deliver its Past Activities Declaration, covering the previous calendar year to the OPCW by the end of March each year. Consequently, Canadians affected by the CWC must provide their data by the end of February. Anticipated Activities Declarations for the three lists of scheduled chemicals are also required and must be submitted to the National Authority by 15 September of each year.

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