Monday, October 27, 2008

Comments on Impact of Chemical Weapons Convention

Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published their annual request for public comments on the impact that the enforcement of the Chemical Weapons Convention “has had on commercial activities involving 'Schedule 1' chemicals during calendar year 2008”. Comments should be received by November 26th. This information is needed for the Secretary of Commerce’s annual report to Congress on the impact the CWC has on “the legitimate commercial activities and interests of chemical, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical firms in the United States”. Comments can be sent to Willard Fisher ( or fax (202) 482-3355) at the Bureau of Industry and Security. All comments will be posted at BIS will not accept comments “accompanied by a request that a part or all of the material be treated confidentially because of its business proprietary nature or for any other reason”. Any such comments will be returned without action or consideration.

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