A Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) licence is required before the start of the following activities for scheduled chemicals and unscheduled discrete organic chemicals.
Activities Requiring a CWC Licence
|Activity||Schedule 1||*Schedule 2||*Schedule 3|
√ : indicates that a licence is required.
*: Licence exempted for mixtures below certain concentration/purity.
You are not required to apply for the CWC Licence for:
a) production, processing, or consumption of mixtures containing 30% or less of a Schedule 2B or 3 chemical for permitted purposes;
b) import or export of mixture containing 30% or less of a Schedule 2B chemical to a member state to the Chemical Weapons Convention;
c) import or export of mixture containing 30% or less of a Schedule 3 chemical to a member state to the Chemical Weapons Convention;
d) plant site that exclusively produces by synthesis hydrocarbons or explosives.
See full list of scheduled chemicals.
Check if your product is controlled.
Unscheduled Discrete Organic Chemicals (DOCs)
A CWC licence is required for the production of DOCs that meets either one or both of the following conditions:
|Type of DOCs||Quantity Produced per Year|
|Total DOCs (including both PSF-containing and non PSF-containing)||More than 200 tonnes|
|Any one PSF-containing DOC||More than 30 tonnes|
Plant sites that exclusively produce hydrocarbons or explosives by synthesis do not require a CWC licence.