The New Chemical Weapons Convention and Export Controls: Towards Greater Multilateralism

The article is structured in five parts. Section I gives an overview of the history of the CWC. Section II focuses on the CWC’ s material scope. This discussion is important in order to determine the items that will fall under an eventual export control obligation. Section III presents the main obligations under the CWC, while Section IV deals exclusively with the specific obligations pertaining to export controls. The implementation of these specific obligations-which, for the purposes of this article, are referred to as transfer rules-is the focus of Section V.