Past Event

Global Movement & Tracking of Chemical Manufacturing Equipment - A Workshop

May 12, 2014 - May 13, 2014

Location: 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

The Global Movement and Tracking of Chemical Manufacturing Equipment: A Workshop Summary (2014)

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 >>