Introduction

The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is an international treaty which prohibits the development, production, stockpiling, transfer and use of chemical weapons and stipulates their timely destruction. It entered into force in 1997.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is the implementing body for the CWC. Its activities include monitoring the implementation status of Member States, conducting on-site verification measures and providing a forum for consultation and co-operation amongst Member States.

Singapore ratified the CWC in May 1997 and Singapore Customs is the designated National Authority (NA) for the CWC (NA(CWC)).

The NA(CWC) is the national focal point and liaison with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (the implementing body of the CWC), and other Member States of the Convention. The NA(CWC) administers the Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act and its subsidiary legislations to fulfil Singapore’s obligations under the Convention.

Announcements

 

29 December 2017

2017 Annual Declaration for Past Activities (ADPA) Exercise
The 2017 ADPA exercise will commence from 29 Dec 2017 to 31 Jan 2018. Companies producing, processing, consuming, importing and exporting Schedule 1, 2, 3 and Unscheduled Discrete Organic Chemicals are required to submit their ADPA by 31 Jan 2018. The ADPA forms can be found here.

31 October 2017

2018 CWC Licence Renewal Exercise
The 2018 CWC Licence Renewal exercise will commence from 1 Nov 2017 to 31 Dec 2017. Companies engaging in the controlled activities are required to submit the licence applications by 31 Dec 2017. Please download the licence application forms here.

 

22 Sep 2015

Angola's Accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention
Angola has deposited its instruments of ratification to the Chemical Weapons Convention, making it the 192nd Member State to the Convention. With effect from 16 Oct 2015, Angola will officially be a Member State to the Chemical Weapons Convention, and transfer restrictions that apply to Non-Member States will no longer apply to Angola. Please click on this link for more information on the transfer restrictions to Non-Member States.

22 Jul 2015

Myanmar’s Accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention
Myanmar has deposited its instruments of ratification to the Chemical Weapons Convention, making it the 191st Member State to the Convention. With effect from 7 Aug 2015, Myanmar will officially be a Member State to the Chemical Weapons Convention, and transfer restrictions that apply to Non-Member States will no longer apply to Myanmar. Please click on this link for more information on the transfer restrictions to Non-Member States.

31 Dec 2014

End User Certificate for export of Schedule 2 and 3 chemicals to Non-Member States
With effect from 1 Jan 2015, traders would only need to submit one End-User Certificate when exporting Schedule 2 and 3 chemicals to a Non-Member State. Please click on this link to access the End-User Certificate.

18 Nov 2014

New NA(CWC) Licence Terms and Conditions on Storage Requirements
With effect from 1 Jan 2015, the NA(CWC) licence will include a new licensing condition for licensees to undertake security measures for storage of Scheduled Chemicals.

Please refer to the revised terms and conditions here.