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The Chemical Weapons Convention Act, 2000

Chapter IV Registration of Persons as Producers, Users, Etc.

18. Registration of persons engaged in production, etc., of any Toxic Chemical or Precursor.-

1.      Every person who is engaged in the production, processing, acquisition, consumption, transfer, import, export or use of any Toxic Chemical or Precursor listed in any of the Schedules 1 to 3 in the Annex on Chemicals to the Convention or, engaged in the production of any Discrete Organic Chemical including Discrete Organic Chemicals containing elements of phosphorous, sulphur or fluorine shall make, within thirty days from the commencement of this Act, an application for registration of his name, as a producer, processor, acquirer, consumer, transferor, importer, exporter or user of any Toxic Chemical or Precursor or, as the case may be, as a producer of any Discrete Organic Chemical including Discrete Organic Chemicals containing elements of phosphorous, sulphur or fluorine, to such registration authority as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf.

2.      No person, who after the commencement of this Act, desires to produce, process, acquire, consume, transfer, import, export or use any Toxic Chemical or Precursor listed in any of the Schedules 1 to 3 in the Annex on Chemicals to the Convention or, desires to produce any Discrete Organic Chemical including Discrete Organic Chemicals containing elements of phosphorous, sulphur or fluorine, shall commence business unless such person has applied to the registration authority specified under sub-section ( ) for registration of his name as a producer, processor, acquirer, consumer, transferor, importer, exporter or user of any Toxic Chemical or Precursor or, as the case may be, as a producer of any Discrete Organic Chemical including Discrete Organic Chemicals containing elements of phosphorous, sulphur or fluorine.

3.      The form of application to be made to the registration authority under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2), the particulars to be contained in such application form, the manner in which such application shall be made, the fee payable on such application, the form of certificate of registration, the procedure to be followed in granting or cancelling certificate of registration shall be such as may be prescribed.

4.      On receipt of the application referred to in sub-section (1) or sub- section (2), the registration authority shall, if the application is in the prescribed form, register the name of the applicant and grant him a certificate of registration.

5.      The certificate of registration granted in pursuance of this section shall be valid for a period specified therein and may be renewed from time to time for such further period and on payment of such fee as may be prescribed.



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