Legislation Compendium

This compendium of legislation enacted by States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention is provided to assist with the task of adopting national implementing legislation.

These examples were obtained from States Parties which have reported comprehensive implementing legislation that covers all key areas for enforcement of the Convention.

Albania

  • Law No. 9092 of 3 July 2003 for Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction. Read Document

Andorra

  • Llei 9/2005, del 21 de febrer, qualificada del Codi penal. Read Document
  • Decret sobre armes de foc. Read Document
  • Llei de seguretat i qualitat industrial (22 de juny del 2000). Read Document
  • Llei de protecció de dades. Read Document
  • Llei de la funció pública. Read Document
  • Proposta d’aprovació de l’adhesió al Conveni sobre la prohibició del desenvolupament, la producció, l’emmagatzematge i la utilització d’armes químiques i sobre la seva destrucció. Read Document

Argentina

  • Ley 26.247 Implementación de la Convención sobre la prohibición del desarrollo, la producción, el almacenamiento y el empleo de armas químicas y sobre su destrucción. Read Document

Australia

  • International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities—Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) Regulation 2016. Read Document
  • The Chemicals Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994. Read Document
  • The Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Regulations 1997. Read Document
  • The Customs Act 1901. Read Document
  • The Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 (5J). Read Document
  • The Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 (13E). Read Document

Azerbaijan

  • О законодательстве Азербайджанской Республики относительно химического оружия Read Document

Bangladesh

Belarus

  • Resolution No. 650, 1992. Read Document
  • Law changing the criminal code. Read Document
  • Decree No. 344 of 27 May 1996 on the Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and their Destruction, signed of 13 January 1993. Read Document
  • Resolution No. 1203, 1999. Read Document
  • Export control law. Read Document
  • Resolution No. 133, 2003. Read Document
  • Decree No. 422 of 29 March 2000 on the Control of Chemicals Covered by the Convention Monitoring System, attaching the Decision on the Procedure for Import/Export of Chemicals Falling under the Convention Verification Regime. Read Document
  • Resolution No. 819, 2001. Read Document
  • Decree No. 245 of 14 April 1994 on Visits by Foreign Inspectors on the Territory of the Republic of Belarus. Read Document
  • Ratification law. Read Document
  • Decree No. 245 of 14 April 1994 on Visits by Foreign Inspectors on the Territory of the Republic of Belarus (Amended in 1999). Read Document
  • Resolution No. 510, 1996. Read Document
  • Decree No. 271 of 22 February 1999 on Amendments to Decree No. 344 of 27 May 1996 on the Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and their Destruction. Read Document

Belgium

  • Law of 4 June 2007 approving the Co-operation Agreement of 2 March 2007 between the Federal State, and the Flemish, Walloon and Brussels Regions concerning the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (published in the official gazette on 2 April 2009) – French and Dutch. Read Document

Bulgaria

  • Law on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and Control Over Toxic Chemicals and Their Precursors (13 January 2000). Read Document
  • Decree No. 274 of 29 November 2002 for adoption of Regulation on Implementation of the Law on Control of Foreign Trade Activity in Arms and Dual-Use Items and Technologies. Read Document
  • Penal Code. Read Document

Burkina Faso

  • Décret N° 2006-159/PRES promulgant la loi n° 003-2006/AN. Read Document
  • Loi N° 003-2006/AN du 14 mars 2006 portant application de la Convention sur l’interdiction de la mise au point, de la fabrication, du stockage et de l’emploi des armes chimiques et sur leur destruction, adoptée à la Conférence de Genève le 3 septembr. Read Document

Canada

  • Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act (13 July 1995) – English. Read Document
  • Loi de mise en oeuvre de la Convention sur les armes chimiques (13 juillet 1995) – French. Read Document
  • Declarations Regulations – English and French. Read Document

China

  • Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on the Administration of Controlled Chemicals (27 December 1995) – English. Read Document
  • Measures on Export Control of Certain Chemicals and Related Equipment and Technologies – Chinese.
  • Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China – English. Read Document
  • Measures on Export Control of Certain Chemicals and Related Equipment and Technologies (pdf) – English. Read Document
  • Measures on Export Control of Certain Chemicals and Related Equipment and Technologies (pdf) – Chinese. Read Document

Colombia

  • Ley 525 del 12 de agosto de 1999, por medio de la cual se aprueba la Convención sobre la Prohibición del Desarrollo, la Producción, el Almacenamiento y el Empleo de Armas Químicas y sobre su Destrucción. Read Document
  • Ley 599 del 24 de julio de 2000, Código Penal de Colombia. Read Document
  • Decreto 2685 del 28 de diciembre de 1999, por medio del cual se expide el Estatuto Aduanero. Read Document
  • Resolución 4240 del 2 de junio de 2000 por medio de la cual se reglamenta el Estatuto Aduanero. Read Document
  • Decreto 1232 del 20 de julio de 2001, por medio del cual se modifica parcialmente el Decreto 2685 del 28 de diciembre de 1999 y se dictan otras disposiciones. Read Document
  • Decreto 4341 del 22 de diciembre de 2004, por medio del cual se expide el Arancel de Aduanas: Su Capítulo 93 hace referencia a las Armas, Municiones y sus partes y accesorios. Read Document
  • Circular Externa del Ministerio de Comercio No. 045 de 2005: Señala los productos que únicamente pueden ser importados por la Industria Militar de Colombia (INDUMIL). Read Document
  • Decreto 3803 de 2006, por medio del cual se establecen disposiciones relacionadas con las solicitudes de Registro y Licencia de Importación. Read Document
  • Decreto 1419 del 10 de julio de 2002, por medio del cual se crea la Autoridad Nacional para la Prohibición del Desarrollo, la Prohibición, el Almacenamiento y el Empleo de Armas Químicas y su Destrucción (ANPROAQ). Read Document
  • CWC implementing legislation and regulations. Read Document

Cuba

  • Resolution No. 52 of 1997 (Nomenclature of the Harmonised System for Commodity Description) (pdf) – English. Read Document
  • Resolution No. 52 of 1997 (Nomenclature of the Harmonised System for Commodity Description) (pdf) – Russian. Read Document
  • Resolution No. 52 of 1997 (Nomenclature of the Harmonised System for Commodity Description) (pdf) – French. Read Document
  • Resolution No. 52 of 1997 (Nomenclature of the Harmonised System for Commodity Description) (pdf) – Arabic. Read Document
  • Resolution No. 52 of 1997 (Nomenclature of the Harmonised System for Commodity Description) (pdf) – Chinese. Read Document
  • Anexo a la Resolución No. 1 del 2005. Read Document
  • Resolución No. 32 del 2003, Reglamento para la apliación del sistema nacional de control de las sustancias químicas comprendidas en la CAQ, el otorgamiento de las licencias y permisos y el tratamiento de la información. Read Document
  • Decreto-Ley No. 202 sobre la Prohibición del Desarrollo, la Producción, el Almacenamiento y el Empleo de Armas Químicas y sobre su Destrucción. Read Document
  • Resolución No. 231 del 2004 emitida por el Ministerio de Comercio Exterior que implementa el Procedimiento para el Control del Cumplimiento de los Requisitos Técnicos en los productos de Importación y Exportación. Read Document
  • Resolución No. 15 del 2003, Reglamento para las inspecciones nacionales y la atención a la inspecciones internacionales. Read Document
  • Resolución No. 1 del 2005 emitida por la Oficina Nacional de Estadísticas que modifica la Nomenclatura del Sistema Armonizado de Clasificación de Productos.Read Document

Czech Republic

  • Act No. 21/1997 Coll. On Control of Exports and Imports of Goods and Technologies Subject to International Control Regimes, as amended by Act No. 204/2002 Coll.Read Document
  • Decree No. 50 of 27 March 1997 Implementing the Act On Some Measures Concerning Chemical Weapons Prohibition. Read Document
  • Act No. 19/1997 of 24 January 1997 on Some Measures Concerning Chemical Weapons Prohibition, and on Amendments to Act No. 50/1976 Coll. ‘On Zone Planning and the Building Code’ (Building Act), as amended, the Small Businesses Act No. 455/1991 Coll., as am. Read Document
  • Penal Code as amended – Czech. Read Document

Estonia

Ethiopia

  • Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Proclamation No. 331/2003. Read Document

Finland

  • Penal Code (CWC text is found at Chapter 11, Section 7a).
  • Finnish Legislation related to the Convention on Chemical Weapons 2005. Read document
  • Act No. 485/2007 amending the Act on the Approval of Certain Provisions of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction and on its Application [unofficial English translation]. Read document
  • Presidential Decree No. 535/2007 amending the Decree on the Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction and on the entry into force of the Act on the Approval of Certain Provisions of the Convention and on its Application.Read document

France

CWC implementing legislation and regulations, including:

  • Code of Defense (which codified Law No. 98-467 of 17 June 1998 Concerning the Implementation of the Convention) – French.
  • Decree No. 98-36 of 16 January 1998 Concerning the Delegation of Administrative Authority for the Implementation of the Convention – French.
  • Decree No. 99-64 of 27 January 1999 on the Systematic International Verification Provided for in Law No. 98-467 of 17 June 1998 Concerning the Implementation of the Convention – French.
  • Decree No. 2001-143 of 15 February 2001 Concerning the Application of the Provisions of Part II of Law No. 98-467 of 17 June 1998 Concerning the Implementation of the Convention – French.
  • Decree No. 2001-144 of 15 February 2001 Setting the Conditions for the Taking of Samples under Section 51 of Law No. 98-467 of 17 June 1998 Concerning the Implementation of the Convention – French.
  • Decree No. 2001-145 of 15 February 2001 on the National Investigations and Administrative Sanctions Provided for by Law No. 98-467 of 17 June 1998 Concerning the Implementation of the Convention – French.
  • Decree No. 2001-269 of 26 March 2001 on Challenge Inspections under Part III of the Convention – French.
  • Decree No. 2002-1408 of 28 November 2002 to Apply Section 83 of Law No. 98-467 of 17 June 1998 Concerning the Implementation of the Convention – French.
  • Order of 25 March 1999 on the Systematic International Verification Conducted in Application of the Convention – French.
  • Order of 8 March 2001 Setting the Conditions for Drawing Up Licences under Decree No. 2001-143 of 15 February 2001 Concerning the Application of the Provisions of Part II of Law No. 98-467 of 17 June 1998 Concerning the Implementation of the Convention – French.
  • Order of 8 March 2001 Setting the Conditions for Drawing Up Declarations Under Decree No. 2001-143 of 15 February 2001 Concerning the Application of the Provisions of Part II of Law No. 98-467 of 17 June 1998 Concerning the Implementation of the Convention – French.
  • Order of 13 November 2001 Containing Miscellaneous Provisions Relating to Decree No. 2001-269 of 26 March 2001 on Challenge Inspections under Part III of the Convention – French.
  • Order of 23 November 2001, Containing Miscellaneous Provisions Relating to Decree No. 2001-144 of 15 February 2001 Setting the Conditions for the Taking of Samples Under Section 51 of Law No. 98-467 of 17 June 1998 Concerning the Implementation of the Convention – French.
  • Order of 7 March 2002, Applying Section 2 of Decree No. 2001-143 of 15 February 2001 Concerning the Application of the Provisions of Part II of Law No. 98-467 of 17 June 1998 Concerning the Implementation of the Convention – French.
  • Order of 24 April 2002, on the Import and Export of Chemicals in Schedule 1, and the Export of those in Schedule 3 of the Convention – French.

Germany

 

CWC Legislation and related documents, including:

 

  • Act Implementing the Convention of 13 January 1993 on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction of 2 August 1994.
  • Regulation Implementing the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction of 20 November 1996 and its 2000, 2001 and 2011 Amendments.

Greece

  • Law No. 2991 of 27 February 2002 on the Application of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction. Read Document

Grenada

Ireland

Italy

  • Legge 9 luglio 1990, n.185 – “Nuove norme sul controllo dell’esportazione, importazione e transito dei materiali di armamento.” Read Document
  • Legge 4 aprile 1997, no. 93 – Norme di attnazione e modifiche della legge 18 novembre 1995, no. 496 concernente la convenzione sulla proibizione dello sviluppo, produzione, immagazzinaggio ed uso delle armi chimiche e sulla loro distruzione. Read Document
  • Decreto del Presidente della Repubblica del 16 luglio 1997, no. 289 – Regolamento recante norme sulla proibizione dello sviluppo, produzione, immagazzinaggio ed uso delle armi chimiche e sulla loro distruzione. Read Document

Indonesia

  • Law of the Republic of Indonesia no. 9 year of 2008 on the use of chemical materials and the prohibition of chemical materials as chemical weapons. Read Document

Kiribati

Lesotho

Liberia

Mali

  • Decree No. 09-156/P-RM of 9 April 2009 setting the functions, organisation and functioning of the National Committee on the Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention [French]. Read Document
  • Ordinance No. 07-021 of 18 July 2007 implementing the Convention. Read Document

Malta

Mauritius

  • The Chemical Weapons Convention Act 2003 (Act No. 3 of 7 May 2003). Read Document

Mexico

  • Federal Law on the Control of Chemical Substances which could be Diverted for the Production of Chemical Weapons. Read Document

Monaco

  • Sovereign Edict No. 16.382, dated 20 July 2004 relating to the application of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, made at Geneva on 3 September 1992 French. Read Document
  • Ministerial Order No. 2004-390, dated 20 July 2004 in application of the Sovereign Edict relating to the application of the United Nations Convention of 3 September 1992 on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction French. Read Document
  • Sovereign Edict No. 16.382, dated 20 July 2004 relating to the application of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, made at Geneva on 3 September 1992 (pdf). Read Document

Netherlands, the

  • Ministry of Economic Affairs (National Authority). Read Document
  • Order of 24 April 1997, issued by the Minister of Justice, for the publication in the Bulletin of Acts and Decrees of the text of the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act, as last amended by the Decree of 22 April 1997 (pdf). Read Document
  • Act of 8 June 1995 containing rules on the implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act) (pdf). Read Document

New Zealand

Pakistan

  • Ordinance to give effect in Pakistan to the Convention (Presidential ordinance) (11 October 2000). Read Document
  • Statutory Notification: Implementing Regulations for the CWC. Read Document

Palau

  • Title 17 Chapter 40 of the Palau National Code – Prohibitions against Chemical Weapons. Read Document

Peru

  • Ley No 29239 sobre medidas de control de sustancias químicas susceptibles de empleo para la fabricación de armas químicas [PDF]. Read Document
  • Reglamento de la Ley No 29239 – Ley No 29239 sobre medidas de control de sustancias químicas susceptibles de empleo para la fabricación de armas químicas [PDF]. Read Document

Poland

  • Law of 22 June 2001 on the Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and On Their Destruction. Read Document

Portugal

  • Lei no. 66/2007 relativa à implementação da Convenção sobre a Proibição de Armas Químicas. Read Document

Republic of Korea

  • Act on the Control of the Production, Export, Import, etc. of Specific Chemicals for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Read Document

Romania

  • Act to Implement the Provisions of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction. Read Document
  • Information on the Legislative and Administrative Measures Taken to Implement the CWC in Romania. Read Document

Saudi Arabia

  • Implementation Act of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (Council of Ministers Resolution No. 261 of 28 November 2005) (pdf) – Arabic. Read Document
  • Implementation Act of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (Council of Ministers Resolution No. 261 of 28 November 2005) (pdf) – English. Read Document

Senegal

  • Loi sur l’interdiction de la mise au point de la fabrication, du stockage et de l’emploi des armes chimiques et sur leur destruction. Read Document

Serbia

  • Law No. 36/09 of Serbia on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Read Document

Singapore

CWC implementing legislation and regulations, including:

  • The Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 2000.
  • The Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act 2007.
  • The Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Regulations 2007.

Slovakia

  • Act No. 129, of 1 April 1998, On Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and On Changes and Amendments to some Acts. Read Document
  • Decree No. 44 of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic, dated 19 February 1999, Implementing Act on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and on Changes and Amendments to some Acts. Read Document

Slovenia

  • Decree on the Principles and the Procedure to Draft a Strategic Risk Assessment (Official Journal RS, No. 48/07). Read Document
  • Decree Setting the List of Strategic Goods and Related Control Regimes (Official Journal RS, No. 48/07). Read Document
  • Chemical Weapons Act (repealed). Read Document
  • Rules on the Conditions for the Production of Toxic Chemicals and the Operation of Facilities for the Production Thereof. Read Document
  • Law on Control of Strategic Goods of Particular Significance to Safety and Health (Official Journal RS, No. 29/06). Read Document

South Africa

  • South African Council for the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.Read Document
  • Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction Act No. 87 of 1993, as amended.Read Document
  • Regulations of 3 February 2010 regarding the application of provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention. Read Document
  • Government Notice of 3 February 2010 on the declaration of certain chemical goods as controlled goods and control measures applicable to such goods. Read Document

Spain

  • Ley 53/2007, de 28 de diciembre, sobre el control del comercio exterior de materia de defensa y de doble uso. Read Document
  • Real Decreto 2061/2008, de 12 de diciembre, por el que se aprueba el Reglamento de control del comercio exterior de material de defensa, de otro material y de productos y tecnologías de doble uso. Read document | Corrigendum

Sri Lanka

  • Chemical Weapons Convention Act, No. 58 of 2007 (certified on 20 November 2007; into force as of 15 April 2008). Read Document

Switzerland

  • Federal Law on War Material (KMG) of 13 December 1996 (status as of 26 November 2002). Read Document
  • Loi fédérale sur le matériel de guerre (LFMG) du 13 décembre 1996 (Etat le 26 novembre 2002). Read Document
  • Ordinance on the control of chemicals for civil and military applications (SECO-#312037-1). Read Document
  • Ordonnance du 21 août 2013 sur le contrôle des produits chimiques utilisables à des fins civiles et militaires (Ordonnance sur le contrôle des produits chimiques, OCPCh). Read Document

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

  • Law On the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling, and Use of Chemical Weapons (8 June 2006). Read Document

Turkey

  • Law On The Prohibition Of The Development, Production, Stockpiling And Use Of Chemical Weapons. Read Document

United Arab Emirates

  • Committee for Goods and Materials Subjected to Import and Export Control- Executive Office- Schedule 1, 2, and 3. Read Document

United States of America

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