In the press
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30 June 2021
The Government of Canada recently announced changes to Canada’s Export Control List, which provides for the control of exports and transfers of goods and services. New controls were added to “Group 7 – Chemical and Biological Weapons Non-Proliferation List.”
30 June 2021
Laboratory equipment and technology appears to be a key supply chain vulnerability for Russian chemical and biological research institutes based on the reactions of research institutes to sanctions imposed on them this spring by the U.S. State Department.
29 June 2021
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) launched new Guidelines for Chemical Safety and Security for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to foster the peaceful uses of chemistry.
28 June 2021
The Director-General of the OPCW gave remarks on the 34th anniversary of the 1987 chemical weapons attack on Sardasht in Iran.
26 June 2021
First Responders from the Latin America and Caribbean (GRULAC) member states learned the principles of chemical emergency response for incidents involving chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals during an online course held from 21 to 25 June.
22 June 2021
Wearable sensors may one day sniff out chemical weapons for soldiers (Popular Science)
Teledyne FLIR is one of four companies working on small, individually-worn sensors that can alert soldiers and frontline troops to chemicals such as mustard gas or industrial substances prone to combustion.
20 June 2021
U.S. Preparing More Sanctions Against Russia, Sullivan Says (New York Times)
President Biden’s national security advisor said on Sunday that the United States was preparing more sanctions against Russia in response to the poisoning of Aleksei Navalny days after Mr. Biden attended his first face-to-face summit meeting with President Vladimir Putin.
16 June 2021
Two top ranking Republican lawmakers wrote a letter to Biden on Wednesday urging the president to impose secondary sanctions on Russia over the August poisoning of top Putin critic Alexey Navalny.