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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)


Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction

Annex on Implementation and Verification ("Verification Annex")

Part VII : Activities Not Prohibited under this Convention in accordance with Article VI

Regime for Schedule 2 Chemicals and Facilities related to such Chemicals

B. Verification




12. Verification provided for in Article VI, paragraph 4, shall be carried out through on-site inspection at those of the declared plant sites that comprise one or more plants which produced, processed or consumed during any of the previous three calendar years or are anticipated to produce, process or consume in the next calendar year more than:
(a) 10 kg of a chemical designated "*" in Schedule 2, part A;
(b) 1 tonne of any other chemical listed in Schedule 2, part A; or
(c) 10 tonnes of a chemical listed in Schedule 2, part B.


13. The programme and budget of the Organization to be adopted by the Conference pursuant to Article VIII, paragraph 21(a) shall contain, as a separate item, a programme and budget for verification under this Section. In the allocation of resources made available for verification under Article VI, the Technical Secretariat shall, during the first three years after the entry into force of this Convention, give priority to the initial inspections of plant sites declared under Section A. The allocation shall thereafter be reviewed on the basis of the experience gained.


14. The Technical Secretariat shall conduct initial inspections and subsequent inspections in accordance with paragraphs 15 to 22.