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Department Seal Chemical Weapons Convention Signatories/Ratifiers
Fact Sheet Released by the Bureau of Arms Control
Washington, DC, November 28, 2000


The Chemical Weapons Convention bans the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention and direct or indirect transfer of Chemical Weapons. It also prohibits the use or preparation for use of CW and the assistance, encouragement, or inducement of anyone else to engage in activities prohibited by the CWC.

The CWC entered into force on April 29, 1997, following ratification by 65 signatories. As of November 28, 2000, 141 countries have either ratified or acceded to the CWC. Another 34 are signatories.

Afghanistan
Albania (Ratified 5/11/94)
Algeria (Ratified 8/14/95)
Argentina (Ratified 10/2/95)
Armenia (Ratified 1/27/95)
Australia (Ratified 5/6/94)
Austria (Ratified 8/17/95)
Azerbaijan (Ratified 2/29/00)
Bahamas
Bahrain (Ratified 4/28/97)
Bangladesh (Ratified 4/25/97)
Belarus (Ratified 7/11/96)
Belgium (Ratified 1/27/97)
Benin (Ratified 5/14/98)
Bhutan
Bolivia (Ratified 8/14/98)
Bosnia-Herzegovina (Ratified 2/25/97)
Botswana (Acceded 8/31/98)
Brazil (Ratified 3/13/96)
Brunei Darussalam (Ratified 7/28/97)
Bulgaria (Ratified 8/10/94)
Burkina Faso (Ratified 7/8/97)
Burma (Myanmar)
Burundi (Ratified 9/4/98)
Cambodia
Cameroon (Ratified 9/16/96)
Canada (Ratified 9/26/95)
Cape Verde
Central African Rep.
Chad
Chile (Ratified 7/12/96)
China (Ratified 4/25/97)
Colombia (Ratified 4/5/00)
Comoros
Congo
Cook Islands (Ratified 7/15/94)
Costa Rica (Ratified 5/31/96)
Cote d'Ivoire (Ratified 12/18/95)
Croatia (Ratified 5/23/95)
Cuba (Ratified 4/29/97)
Cyprus (Ratified 8/28/98)
Czech Republic (Ratified 3/6/96)
Denmark (Ratified 7/13/95)
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador (Ratified 9/6/95)
El Salvador (Ratified 10/30/95)
Equatorial Guinea (Ratified 4/25/97)
Eritrea (Acceded 2/14/00)
Estonia (Ratified 5/26/99)
Ethiopia (Ratified 5/13/96)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Acceded 4/20/00)
Fiji (Ratified 1/20/93)
Finland (Ratified 2/7/95)
France (Ratified 3/2/95)
Gabon (Ratified 9/8/00)
Gambia (Ratified 5/19/98)
Georgia (Ratified 11/27/95)
Germany (Ratified 8/12/94)
Ghana (Ratified 7/9/97)
Greece (Ratified 12/22/94)
Grenada Guatemala
Guinea (Ratified 6/9/97)
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana (Ratified 9/12/97)
Haiti
Holy See (Ratified 5/12/99)
Honduras
Hungary (Ratified 10/31/96)
Iceland (Ratified 4/28/97)
India (Ratified 9/3/96)
Indonesia (Ratified 11/12/98)
Iran (Ratified 11/3/97)
Ireland (Ratified 6/24/96)
Israel
Italy (Ratified 12/8/95)
Jamaica (Ratified 9/8/00)
Japan (Ratified 9/15/95)
Jordan (Acceded 10/29/97)
Kazakhstan (Ratified 3/23/00)
Kenya (Ratified 4/25/97)
Kiribati (Acceded 9/7/00)
Korea (Rep of) (Ratified 4/28/97)
Kuwait (Ratified 5/29/97)
Kyrgyzstan
Laos (P.D.R.) (Ratified 2/25/97)
Latvia (Ratified 7/23/96)
Lesotho (Ratified 12/7/94)
Liberia
Liechtenstein (Ratified 11/24/99)
Lithuania (Ratified 4/15/98)
Luxembourg (Ratified 4/15/97)
Macedonia (Acceded 6/20/97)
Madagascar
Malawi (Ratified 6/11/98)
Malaysia (Ratified 4/20/00)
Maldives (Ratified 5/31/94)
Mali (Ratified 4/28/97)
Malta (Ratified 4/28/97)
Marshall Islands
Mauritania (Ratified 2/9/98)
Mauritius (Ratified 2/9/93)
Mexico (Ratified 8/29/94)
Micronesia (Ratified 6/21/99)
Moldova (Rep of)(Ratified 7/8/96)
Monaco (Ratified 6/1/95)
Mongolia (Ratified 1/17/95)
Morocco (Ratified 12/28/95)
Mozambique (Acceded 8/15/00)
Namibia (Ratified 11/27/95)
Nauru (Rep of)
Nepal (Ratified 11/18/97)
Netherlands (Ratified 6/30/95)
New Zealand (Ratified 7/15/96)
Nicaragua (Ratified 11/5/99)
Niger (Ratified 4/9/97)
Nigeria (Ratified 5/19/99)
Norway (Ratified 4/7/94)
Oman (Ratified 2/8/95)
Pakistan (Ratified 10/28/97)
Panama (Ratified 10/7/98)
Papua New Guinea (Ratified 4/17/96)
Paraguay (Ratified 12/1/94)
Peru (Ratified 7/20/95)
Philippines (Ratified 12/11/96)
Poland (Ratified 8/23/95)
Portugal (Ratified 9/10/96)
Qatar (Ratified 9/3/97)
Romania (Ratified 2/15/95)
Russian Federation (Ratified 11/5/97)
Rwanda
Samoa
San Marino (Ratified 12/10/99)
Saudi Arabia (Ratified 8/9/96)
Senegal (Ratified 7/20/98)
Seychelles (Ratified 4/7/93)
Sierra Leone
Singapore (Ratified 5/21/97)
Slovakia (Ratified 10/27/95)
Slovenia (Ratified 6/11/97)
South Africa (Ratified 9/13/95)
Spain (Ratified 8/3/94)
Sri Lanka (Ratified 8/19/94)
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia (Ratified 4/9/97)
St. Vincent and The Grenadines
Sudan (Acceded 5/24/99)
Suriname (Ratified 4/28/97)
Swaziland (Ratified 11/20/96)
Sweden (Ratified 6/17/93)
Switzerland (Ratified 3/10/95)
Tajikistan (Ratified 1/11/95)
Tanzania (Ratified 6/25/98)
Thailand
Togo (Ratified 4/23/97)
Trinidad and Tobago (Acceded 6/24/97)
Tunisia (Ratified 4/15/97)
Turkey (Ratified 5/12/97)
Turkmenistan (Ratified 9/29/94)
Uganda
Ukraine (Ratified 10/16/98)
United Arab Emirates (Ratified 11/28/00)
United Kingdom (Ratified 5/13/96)
United States (Ratified 4/25/97)
Uruguay (Ratified 10/6/94)
Uzbekistan (Ratified 7/23/96)
Venezuela (Ratified 12/3/97)
Vietnam (Ratified 9/30/98)
Yemen (Ratified 10/2/00)
Zaire
Zambia
Zimbabwe (Ratified 4/25/97) 

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