List of parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention


List of parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention
Participation in the Chemical Weapons Convention
  Signed and ratified
  Acceded
  Signed but not ratified
  Non-signatory

The member states of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons encompasses the states who have signed and ratified or acceded to the Chemical Weapons Convention, an international agreement outlawing the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons.

On January 13, 1993, the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) was opened for signature.[1] Fiji became the first state to ratify the treaty on January 20, 1993.[1] The treaty entered into force on April 29, 1997,[1] after it had been ratified by 65 states.[2] The treaty was closed for signature on the preceding day, and states that did not sign the convention can now only accede to it.[3]

A total of 195 states may become members of the Chemical Weapons Convention, including all 193 United Nations member states, the Cook Islands, Holy See and Niue. As of April 2009, 188 states have ratified or acceded to the treaty (most recently the Bahamas on April 23, 2009[1][4]) and another two states have signed but not yet ratified the treaty.[1] States that have ratified or acceded to the treaty since 29 April 1997 will have the convention come into force for their state 31 days after their deposit of the instrument of ratification or accession. Unofficially, the Republic of China (Taiwan) also abides with the treaty[citation needed][clarification needed]. State Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention are automatically also members of the OPCW. States Parties, which are currently member of the Executive Council are indicated in blue.

Contents

Ratified or acceded states

State Signed Deposited Instrument Method Entered into Force
 Afghanistan 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 02003-09-24 September 24, 2003 Ratification 02003-10-24 October 24, 2003
 Albania 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01994-05-11 May 11, 1994 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Algeria 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01995-08-14 August 14, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Andorra 02003-02-27 February 27, 2003 Accession 02003-03-29 March 29, 2003
 Antigua and Barbuda 02005-08-29 August 29, 2005 Accession 02005-09-28 September 28, 2005
 Argentina 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01995-10-02 October 2, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Armenia 01993-03-19 March 19, 1993 01995-01-27 January 27, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Australia 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01994-05-06 May 6, 1994 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Austria 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01995-08-17 August 17, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Azerbaijan 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 02000-02-29 February 29, 2000 Ratification 02000-03-30 March 30, 2000
 Bahamas 01994-03-02 March 2, 1994 02009-04-23 April 23, 2009 Ratification 02009-05-22 May 22, 2009
 Bahrain 01993-02-24 February 24, 1993 01997-04-28 April 28, 1997 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Bangladesh 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01997-04-25 April 25, 1997 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Barbados 02007-03-07 March 7, 2007 Accession 02007-04-06 April 6, 2007
 Belarus 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01996-07-11 July 11, 1996 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Belgium 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01997-01-27 January 27, 1997 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Belize 02003-12-01 December 1, 2003 Accession 02003-12-31 December 31, 2003
 Benin 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01998-05-14 May 14, 1998 Ratification 01998-06-13 June 13, 1998
 Bhutan 01997-04-24 April 24, 1997 02005-08-18 August 18, 2005 Ratification 02005-09-17 September 17, 2005
 Bolivia 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01998-08-14 August 14, 1998 Ratification 01998-09-13 September 13, 1998
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 01997-01-16 January 16, 1997 01997-02-25 February 25, 1997 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Botswana 01998-08-31 August 31, 1998 Accession 01998-09-30 September 30, 1998
 Brazil 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01996-03-13 March 13, 1996 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Brunei 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01997-07-28 July 28, 1997 Ratification 01997-08-27 August 27, 1997
 Bulgaria 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01994-08-10 August 10, 1994 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Burkina Faso 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01997-07-08 July 8, 1997 Ratification 01997-08-07 August 7, 1997
 Burundi 01993-01-15 January 15, 1993 01998-09-04 September 4, 1998 Ratification 01998-10-04 October 4, 1998
 Cambodia 01993-01-15 January 15, 1993 02005-07-19 July 19, 2005 Ratification 02005-08-18 August 18, 2005
 Cameroon 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01996-09-16 September 16, 1996 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Canada 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01995-09-26 September 26, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Cape Verde 01993-01-15 January 15, 1993 02003-10-10 October 10, 2003 Ratification 02003-11-09 November 9, 2003
 Central African Republic 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 02006-09-20 September 20, 2006 Ratification 02006-10-20 October 20, 2006
 Chad 01994-10-11 October 11, 1994 02004-02-13 February 13, 2004 Ratification 02004-03-14 March 14, 2004
 Chile 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01996-07-12 July 12, 1996 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 China (only Mainland and  Hong Kong)[5] 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01997-04-25 April 25, 1997 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Colombia 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 02000-04-05 April 5, 2000 Ratification 02000-05-05 May 5, 2000
 Comoros 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01993-08-18 August 18, 1993 Ratification 02006-09-17 September 17, 2006
 Congo 01993-01-15 January 15, 1993 02007-12-04 December 4, 2007 Ratification 02008-01-03 January 3, 2008
 Cook Islands 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01994-07-15 July 15, 1994 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Costa Rica 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01996-05-31 May 31, 1996 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Côte d'Ivoire 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01995-12-18 December 18, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Croatia 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01995-05-23 May 23, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Cuba 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997 Ratification 01997-05-29 May 29, 1997
 Cyprus 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01998-08-28 August 28, 1998 Ratification 01998-09-27 September 27, 1998
 Czech Republic 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01996-03-06 March 6, 1996 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 02005-10-12 October 12, 2005 Ratification 02005-11-11 November 11, 2005
 Kingdom of Denmark 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01995-07-13 July 13, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Dominican Republic 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 02009-03-27 March 27, 2009 Ratification 02009-04-26 April 26, 2009
 Djibouti 01993-09-28 September 28, 1993 02006-01-25 January 25, 2006 Ratification 02006-02-24 February 24, 2006
 Dominica 01993-08-02 August 2, 1993 02001-02-12 February 12, 2001 Ratification 02001-03-14 March 14, 2001
 Ecuador 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01995-09-06 September 6, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 El Salvador 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01995-10-30 October 30, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Equatorial Guinea 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01997-04-25 April 25, 1997 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Eritrea 02000-02-14 February 14, 2000 Accession 02000-03-15 March 15, 2000
 Estonia 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01999-05-26 May 26, 1999 Ratification 01999-06-25 June 25, 1999
 Ethiopia 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01996-05-13 May 13, 1996 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Federated States of Micronesia 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01999-06-21 June 21, 1999 Ratification 01999-07-21 July 21, 1999
 Fiji 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01993-01-20 January 20, 1993 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Finland 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01995-02-07 February 7, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 France 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01995-03-02 March 2, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Gabon 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 02000-09-08 September 8, 2000 Ratification 02000-10-08 October 8, 2000
 Gambia 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01998-05-19 May 19, 1998 Ratification 01998-06-18 June 18, 1998
 Georgia 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01995-11-27 November 27, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Germany 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01994-08-12 August 12, 1994 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Ghana 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01997-07-09 July 9, 1997 Ratification 01997-08-08 August 8, 1997
 Greece 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01994-12-22 December 22, 1994 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Grenada 01997-04-09 April 9, 1997 02005-06-03 June 3, 2005 Ratification 02005-07-03 July 3, 2005
 Guatemala 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 02003-02-12 February 12, 2003 Ratification 02003-03-14 March 14, 2003
 Guinea 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01997-06-09 June 9, 1997 Ratification 01997-07-09 July 9, 1997
 Guinea-Bissau 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 02008-05-20 May 20, 2008 Ratification 02008-06-19 June 19, 2008
 Guyana 01993-10-06 October 6, 1993 01997-09-12 September 12, 1997 Ratification 01997-10-12 October 12, 1997
 Haiti 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 02006-02-22 February 22, 2006 Ratification 02006-03-24 March 24, 2006
 Holy See 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01999-05-12 May 12, 1999 Ratification 01999-06-11 June 11, 1999
 Honduras 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 02005-08-29 August 29, 2005 Ratification 02005-09-28 September 28, 2005
 Hungary 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01996-10-31 October 31, 1996 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Iceland 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01997-04-28 April 28, 1997 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 India 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01996-09-03 September 3, 1996 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Indonesia 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01998-11-12 November 12, 1998 Ratification 01998-12-12 December 12, 1998
 Iran 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01997-11-03 November 3, 1997 Ratification 01997-12-03 December 3, 1997
 Iraq 02009-01-13 January 13, 2009 Accession 02009-02-12 February 12, 2009
 Ireland 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01996-06-24 June 24, 1996 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Italy 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01995-12-08 December 8, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Jamaica 01997-04-18 April 18, 1997 02000-09-08 September 8, 2000 Ratification 02000-10-08 October 8, 2000
 Japan 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01995-09-15 September 15, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Jordan 01997-10-29 October 29, 1997 Accession 01997-11-28 November 28, 1997
 Kazakhstan 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 02000-03-23 March 23, 2000 Ratification 02000-04-22 April 22, 2000
 Kenya 01993-01-15 January 15, 1993 01997-04-25 April 25, 1997 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Kiribati 02000-09-07 September 7, 2000 Accession 02000-10-07 October 7, 2000
 Kuwait 01993-01-27 January 27, 1993 01997-05-29 May 29, 1997 Ratification 01997-06-28 June 28, 1997
 Kyrgyzstan 01993-02-22 February 22, 1993 02003-09-29 September 29, 2003 Ratification 02003-10-29 October 29, 2003
 Laos 01993-05-13 May 13, 1993 01997-02-25 February 25, 1997 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Latvia 01993-05-06 May 6, 1993 01996-07-23 July 23, 1996 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Lebanon 02008-11-20 November 20, 2008 Accession 02008-12-20 December 20, 2008
 Lesotho 01994-12-07 December 7, 1994 01994-12-07 December 7, 1994 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Liberia 01993-01-15 January 15, 1993 02006-02-23 February 23, 2006 Ratification 02006-03-25 March 25, 2006
 Libya 02004-01-06 January 6, 2004 Accession 02004-02-05 February 5, 2004
 Liechtenstein 01993-07-21 July 21, 1993 01999-11-24 November 24, 1999 Ratification 01999-12-24 December 24, 1999
 Lithuania 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01998-04-15 April 15, 1998 Ratification 01998-05-15 May 15, 1998
 Luxembourg 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01997-04-15 April 15, 1997 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Macedonia 01997-06-20 June 20, 1997 Accession 01997-07-20 July 20, 1997
 Madagascar 01993-01-15 January 15, 1993 02004-10-20 October 20, 2004 Ratification 02004-11-19 November 19, 2004
 Malawi 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01998-06-11 June 11, 1998 Ratification 01998-07-11 July 11, 1998
 Malaysia 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 02000-04-20 April 20, 2000 Ratification 02000-05-20 May 20, 2000
 Maldives 01993-10-01 October 1, 1993 01994-05-31 May 31, 1994 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Mali 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01997-04-28 April 28, 1997 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Malta 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01997-04-28 April 28, 1997 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Marshall Islands 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 02004-05-19 May 19, 2004 Ratification 02004-06-18 June 18, 2004
 Mauritania 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01998-02-09 February 9, 1998 Ratification 01998-03-11 March 11, 1998
 Mauritius 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01993-02-09 February 9, 1993 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Mexico 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01994-08-29 August 29, 1994 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Moldova 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01996-07-08 July 8, 1996 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Monaco 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01995-06-01 June 1, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Mongolia 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01995-01-17 January 17, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Montenegro 02006-10-23 October 23, 2006 Accession 02006-06-03 June 3, 2006
 Morocco 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01995-12-28 December 28, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Mozambique 02000-08-15 August 15, 2000 Accession 02000-09-14 September 14, 2000
 Namibia 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01995-11-27 November 27, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Nauru 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 02001-11-12 November 12, 2001 Ratification 02001-12-12 December 12, 2001
 Nepal 01993-01-19 January 19, 1993 01997-11-18 November 18, 1997 Ratification 01997-12-18 December 18, 1997
 Netherlands 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01995-06-30 June 30, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 New Zealand 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01996-07-15 July 15, 1996 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Nicaragua 01993-03-09 March 9, 1993 01999-11-05 November 5, 1999 Ratification 01999-12-05 December 5, 1999
 Niger 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01997-04-09 April 9, 1997 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Nigeria 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01999-05-20 May 20, 1999 Ratification 01999-06-19 June 19, 1999
 Niue 02005-04-21 April 21, 2005 Accession 02005-05-21 May 21, 2005
 Norway 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01994-04-07 April 7, 1994 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Oman 01993-02-02 February 2, 1993 01995-02-08 February 8, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Pakistan 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01997-10-28 October 28, 1997 Ratification 01997-11-27 November 27, 1997
 Palau 02003-02-03 February 3, 2003 Accession 02003-03-05 March 5, 2003
 Panama 01993-06-16 June 16, 1993 01998-10-07 October 7, 1998 Ratification 01998-11-06 November 6, 1998
 Papua New Guinea 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01996-04-17 April 17, 1996 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Paraguay 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01994-12-01 December 1, 1994 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Peru 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01995-07-20 July 20, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Philippines 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01996-12-11 December 11, 1996 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Poland 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01995-08-23 August 23, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Portugal 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01996-09-10 September 10, 1996 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Qatar 01993-02-01 February 1, 1993 01997-09-03 September 3, 1997 Ratification 01997-10-03 October 3, 1997
 Romania 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01995-02-15 February 15, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Russia 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01997-11-05 November 5, 1997 Ratification 01997-12-05 December 5, 1997
 Rwanda 01993-05-17 May 17, 1993 02004-03-31 March 31, 2004 Ratification 02004-04-30 April 30, 2004
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 01994-03-16 March 16, 1994 02004-05-21 May 21, 2004 Ratification 02004-06-20 June 20, 2004
 Saint Lucia 01993-03-29 March 29, 1993 01997-04-09 April 9, 1997 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 01993-09-20 September 20, 1993 02002-09-18 September 18, 2002 Ratification 02002-10-18 October 18, 2002
 Samoa 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 02002-09-27 September 27, 2002 Ratification 02002-10-27 October 27, 2002
 San Marino 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01999-12-10 December 10, 1999 Ratification 02000-01-09 January 9, 2000
 São Tomé and Príncipe 02003-09-09 September 9, 2003 Accession 02003-10-09 October 9, 2003
 Saudi Arabia 01993-01-20 January 20, 1993 01996-08-09 August 9, 1996 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Senegal 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01998-07-20 July 20, 1998 Ratification 01998-08-19 August 19, 1998
 Serbia 02000-04-20 April 20, 2000 Accession 02000-05-20 May 20, 2000
 Seychelles 01993-01-15 January 15, 1993 01993-04-07 April 7, 1993 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Sierra Leone 01993-01-15 January 15, 1993 02004-09-30 September 30, 2004 Ratification 02004-10-30 October 30, 2004
 Singapore 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01997-05-21 May 21, 1997 Ratification 01997-06-20 June 20, 1997
 Slovakia 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01995-10-27 October 27, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Slovenia 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01997-06-11 June 11, 1997 Ratification 01997-07-11 July 11, 1997
 Solomon Islands 02004-09-23 September 23, 2004 Accession 02004-10-23 October 23, 2004
 South Africa 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01995-09-13 September 13, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 South Korea 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01997-04-28 April 28, 1997 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Spain 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01994-08-03 August 3, 1994 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Sri Lanka 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01994-08-19 August 19, 1994 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Sudan 01999-05-24 May 24, 1999 Accession 01999-06-23 June 23, 1999
 Suriname 01997-04-28 April 28, 1997 01997-04-28 April 28, 1997 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Swaziland 01993-09-23 September 23, 1993 01996-11-20 November 20, 1996 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Sweden 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01993-06-17 June 17, 1993 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Switzerland 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01995-03-10 March 10, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Tajikistan 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01995-01-11 January 11, 1995 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Tanzania 01994-02-25 February 25, 1994 01998-06-25 June 25, 1998 Ratification 01998-07-25 July 25, 1998
 Thailand 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 02002-12-10 December 10, 2002 Ratification 02003-01-09 January 9, 2003
 Timor-Leste 02003-05-07 May 7, 2003 Accession 02003-06-06 June 6, 2003
 Togo 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01997-04-23 April 23, 1997 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Tonga 02003-05-29 May 29, 2003 Accession 02003-06-28 June 28, 2003
 Trinidad and Tobago 01997-06-24 June 24, 1997 Accession 01997-07-24 July 24, 1997
 Tunisia 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01997-04-15 April 15, 1997 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Turkey 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01997-05-12 May 12, 1997 Ratification 01997-06-11 June 11, 1997
 Turkmenistan 01993-10-12 October 12, 1993 01994-09-29 September 29, 1994 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Tuvalu 02004-01-19 January 19, 2004 Accession 02004-02-18 February 18, 2004
 Uganda 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 02001-11-30 November 30, 2001 Ratification 02001-12-30 December 30, 2001
 Ukraine 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01998-10-16 October 16, 1998 Ratification 01998-11-15 November 15, 1998
 United Arab Emirates 01993-02-02 February 2, 1993 02000-11-28 November 28, 2000 Ratification 02000-12-28 December 28, 2000
 United Kingdom 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01996-05-13 May 13, 1996 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 United States 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01997-04-25 April 25, 1997 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Uruguay 01993-01-15 January 15, 1993 01994-10-06 October 6, 1994 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Uzbekistan 01995-11-24 November 24, 1995 01996-07-23 July 23, 1996 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997
 Vanuatu 02005-09-16 September 16, 2005 Accession 02005-10-16 October 16, 2005
 Venezuela 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993 01997-12-03 December 3, 1997 Ratification 01998-01-02 January 2, 1998
 Vietnam 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01998-09-30 September 30, 1998 Ratification 01998-10-30 October 30, 1998
 Yemen 01993-02-08 February 8, 1993 02000-10-02 October 2, 2000 Ratification 02000-11-01 November 1, 2000
 Zambia 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 02001-02-09 February 9, 2001 Ratification 02001-03-11 March 11, 2001
 Zimbabwe 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993 01997-04-25 April 25, 1997 Ratification 01997-04-29 April 29, 1997


States that have signed but not ratified

State Signed
 Burma 01993-01-14 January 14, 1993
 Israel 01993-01-13 January 13, 1993

Non-signatory states

State
 Angola
 Egypt
 North Korea
 Somalia
 Syria

Status unknown

 South Sudan

After the independence of South Sudan from Sudan it is unclear if it will and can declare to be a member by means of succession or whether it should be regarded a non-signatory state.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e United Nations Treaty Collection. Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction. Accessed 14 January 2009.
  2. ^ Chemical Weapons Convention, Article 21.
  3. ^ "Non-Signatory / Non-Acceding States". http://www.opcw.org/about-opcw/non-member-states/. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  4. ^ "OPCW Member States". Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. 2008-05-20. http://www.opcw.org/about-opcw/member-states/. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  5. ^ Ministry of foreign affairs of the people's republic of China (27 May 2010), accessed 25 July 2010, The Chemical Weapons convention

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