September 30, 1998

CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION SIGNATORIES/RATIFIERS

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.

Signed by 130 countries in Paris on Jan. 12, 1993, the CWC entered into force on April 29, 1997. As of September 4, 169 countries have signed the CWC, of which 117 have ratified it. See attached list of countries. (Changes from previous list are in bold type.)


CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION SIGNATORIES/RATIFIERS
As of September 4, 1998
TOTAL: MEMBERS = 117; NON-RATIFYING SIGNATORIES = 52
Afghanistan
Albania (Ratified 5/11/94)
Algeria (Ratified 8/14/95)
Argentina (Ratified 10/02/95)
Armenia (Ratified 1/27/95)
Australia (Ratified 5/6/94)
Austria (Ratified 8/17/95)
Azerbaijan
Bahamas (Signed 3/2/94)
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 (Signed 4/24/97)
Bolivia (Ratified 8/14/98)
Bosnia-Herzegovina (Ratified 2/25/97)
Botswana (Ratified 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 (Signed 10/11/94)
Chile (Ratified 7/12/96)
China (Ratified 4/25/97)
Colombia
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 (Signed 9/28/93)
Dominica (Signed 8/2/93)
Dominican Republic
Ecuador (Ratified 9/6/95)
El Salvador (Ratified 10/30/95)
Equatorial Guinea (Ratified 4/25/97)
Estonia
Ethiopia (Ratified 5/13/96)
Fiji (Ratified 1/20/93)
Finland (Ratified 2/7/95)
France (Ratified 3/2/95)
Gabon
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 (Signed 4/9/97)
Guatemala
Guinea (Ratified 6/9/97)
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana (Ratified 9/12/97)
Haiti
Holy See
Honduras
Hungary (Ratified 10/31/96)
Iceland (Ratified 4/28/97)
India (Ratified 9/3/96)
Indonesia
Iran (Ratified 11/3/97)
Ireland (Ratified 6/24/96)
Israel
Italy (Ratified 12/8/95)
Jamaica (Signed 4/18/97)
Japan (Ratified 9/15/95)
Jordan (Acceded 10/29/97)
Kazakhstan
Kenya (Ratified 4/25/97)
Korea (Rep of) (Ratified 4/28/97)
Kuwait (Ratified 5/29/97)
Kyrgyzstan (Signed 2/22/93)
Laos (P.D.R.) (Ratified 2/25/97)
Latvia (Ratified 7/23/96)
Lesotho (Signed and Ratified 12/7/94)
Liberia
Liechtenstein (Signed 7/21/93)
Lithuania (Ratified 4/15/98)
Luxembourg (Ratified 4/15/97)
Macedonia (Ratified 6/20/97)
Madagascar
Malawi (Ratified 6/11/98)
Malaysia
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
Moldova (Rep of)(Ratified 7/8/96)
Monaco (Ratified 6/1/95)
Mongolia (Ratified 1/17/95)
Morocco (Ratified 12/28/95)
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 (Signed 3/9/93)
Niger (Ratified 4/9/97)
Nigeria
Norway (Ratified 4/7/94)
Oman (Ratified 2/8/95)
Pakistan (Ratified 10/28/97)
Panama (Signed 6/16/93)
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 (Signed 5/l7/93)
Samoa
San Marino
Saudi Arabia (Ratified 8/9/96)
Senegal (Ratified 7/20/98)
Seychelles (Ratified 4/7/93)
Sierra Leone
Singapore (Ratified 5/21/97)
Slovak Republic (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 (Signed 3/16/94)
St. Lucia (Ratified 4/9/97)
St. Vincent and The Grenadines (Signed 9/20/93)
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 (Ratified 6/24/97)
Tunisia (Ratified 4/15/97)
Turkey (Ratified 5/12/97)
Turkmenistan (Ratified 9/29/94)
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates (Signed 2/2/93)
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
Yemen (Signed 2/8/93)
Zaire
Zambia
Zimbabwe (Ratified 4/25/97)