Information Service


The Technical Secretariat provides information, free of charge, on the hazardous properties of chemicals, as well as on possible substitutes for hazardous materials, and on suppliers of specific chemicals and chemical technologies and other related information.

Any institution or organisation in a Member State of the OPCW is eligible to request such information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the aim of the Information Service?
This service is based on Article XI sub-paragraph (b) of the Convention which, inter alia, fully recognises the right of member states to participate in the fullest possible scientific and technical information relating to the development and application of chemistry for purposes not prohibited under this Convention.

2. What kind of information is delivered?
Scientific and technical information related to the properties of hazardous substances, possible substitutes for hazardous chemicals and schedule chemicals under the CWC, as well as suppliers and producers of chemicals and chemical technologies etc.

3. What are the information sources?
The information is drawn from commercial and other publicly available data sources as well as from the CWC-related literature, subject to copyright regulations.

4. How much time does it take to reply to an information request?
Normally less than two weeks after the request is received

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Contact information

For more information please contact

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