Global Movement & Tracking of Chemical Manufacturing Equipment - A WorkshopBoard on Chemical Sciences and Technology
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW Washington DC 20418
The National Research Council is pleased to announce a workshop on the Global Movement & Tracking of Chemical Manufacturing Equipment. This two-day workshop will examine key concerns regarding the availability and movement of equipment for chemical manufacture, particularly used and decommissioned equipment, that is of potential dual-use concern. In addressing these concerns, the current industrial, security, and political contexts in which these materials are being produced, regulated, and transferred will be examined. The workshop will facilitate discussion of current practices, including consideration of their congruence with current technologies and security threats in the global chemical industrial system.
Featured sessions will address the current global, industrial and security contexts in which chemical manufacturing equipment transactions occur, and the challenges faced in tracking these transactions in the global system. Invited speakers and participants include members of academic, government, diplomatic, and industrial communities, who will engage in collaborative discussions and breakout groups.
Featured speakers include:
- The Global Landscape
Detlef Maennig, CEFIC, The European Chemical Industry Council
- The Lifetime of Manufacturing Equipment
Ye Shao, Morimatsu Group
- The Security Dimension
Jonathan Forman, OPCW
Elizabeth Scott Sangine, Bureau of Industry and Security
- The Internet as a Secondary Market
Michael Carson, eBay
Download the agenda here.
Workshop Summaries Resulting from this Event
Concerns about the dual-use of chemical manufacturing equipment for the production of chemical warfare agents have led to the development of export-control regulations worldwide. But in recent years, the globalization of the chemical industry has made it more difficult to monitor the movement and use of chemical manufacturing equipment, and has made existing regulations and treaties less effective. Adapting to these changes will be necessary t... More >>