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In line with Malaysia’s responsibilities under the Chemical Weapons Convention, the National Authority For Chemical Weapons Convention was established to ensure the effective implementation of the CWC in facilitating and receiving International Inspectors; data collection for the annual declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW); and in issuing authorisation relating to activities regarding toxic chemicals. The CWC is an international convention to which Malaysia is a member.
Malaysia signed the CWC on 13 January 1993 and ratified it on 20 April 2000. To date, there are 184 countries which have participated in the CWC. In line with Malaysia’s responsibilities under the CWC, a National Authority for the Convention was established, with the Cabinet appointing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to head the Authority.
The Chemical Weapons Convention Act 2005 came into effect on 1 September 2006, and as an extension of that, the CWC Regulations 2007 were gazetted on 1 November, 2007. The functions and powers of the National Authority for the CWC, among others are:
MAMBERS OF THE NACWC
Members of the National Authority Malaysia’s National Authority was established on 1 September 2006, consisting of 14 Ministries and Agencies as follows:
Malaysia’s obligations under the CWC are carried out through the following legislations:
In the case of export control of chemicals, the National Authority has been mandated the responsibility of issuing license in the Strategic Trade Act 2010 which was passed by the Parliament in May 2010.
Among other roles, the National Authority carry out its duties through various activities which includes: