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ACTIVITIES NOT PROHIBITED UNDER THIS CONVENTION
    ARTICLE VI

    ACTIVITIES NOT PROHIBITED UNDER THIS CONVENTION

    1. Each State Party has the right, subject to the provisions of this
    Convention, to develop, produce, otherwise acquire, retain, transfer and use
    toxic chemicals and their precursors for purposes not prohibited under this
    Convention.

    2. Each State Party shall adopt the necessary measures to ensure that toxic
    chemicals and their precursors are only developed, produced, otherwise
    acquired, retained, transferred, or used within its territory or in any other
    place under its jurisdiction or control for purposes not prohibited under this
    Convention. To this end, and in order to verify that activities are in
    accordance with obligations under this Convention, each State Party shall
    subject toxic chemicals and their precursors listed in Schedules 1, 2 and 3 of
    the Annex on Chemicals, facilities related to such chemicals, and other
    facilities as specified in the Verification Annex, that are located on its
    territory or in any other place under its jurisdiction or control, to
    verification measures as provided in the Verification Annex.

    3. Each State Party shall subject chemicals listed in Schedule 1 (hereinafter
    referred to as "Schedule 1 chemicals") to the prohibitions on production,
    acquisition, retention, transfer and use as specified in Part VI of the
    Verification Annex. It shall subject Schedule 1 chemicals and facilities
    specified in Part VI of the Verification Annex to systematic verification
    through on-site inspection and monitoring with on-site instruments in
    accordance with that Part of the Verification Annex.

    4. Each State Party shall subject chemicals listed in Schedule 2 (hereinafter
    referred to as "Schedule 2 chemicals") and facilities specified in Part VII of
    the Verification Annex to data monitoring and on-site verification in
    accordance with that Part of the Verification Annex.

    5. Each State Party shall subject chemicals listed in Schedule 3 (hereinafter
    referred to as "Schedule 3 chemicals") and facilities specified in Part VIII
    of the Verification Annex to data monitoring and on-site verification in
    accordance with that Part of the Verification Annex.

    6. Each State Party shall subject facilities specified in Part IX of the
    Verification Annex to data monitoring and eventual on-site verification in
    accordance with that Part of the Verification Annex unless decided otherwise
    by the Conference of the States Parties pursuant to Part IX, paragraph 22, of
    the Verification Annex.

    7. Not later than 30 days after this Convention enters into force for it, each
    State Party shall make an initial declaration on relevant chemicals and
    facilities in accordance with the Verification Annex.

    8. Each State Party shall make annual declarations regarding the relevant
    chemicals and facilities in accordance with the Verification Annex.

    9. For the purpose of on-site verification, each State Party shall grant to
    the inspectors access to facilities as required in the Verification Annex.

    10. In conducting verification activities, the Technical Secretariat shall
    avoid undue intrusion into the State Party's chemical activities for purposes
    not prohibited under this Convention and, in particular, abide by the
    provisions set forth in the Annex on the Protection of Confidential
    Information (hereinafter referred to as "Confidentiality Annex").

    11. The provisions of this Article shall be implemented in a manner which
    avoids hampering the economic or technological development of States Parties,
    and international cooperation in the field of chemical activities for purposes
    not prohibited under this Convention including the international exchange of
    scientific and technical information and chemicals and equipment for the
    production, processing or use of chemicals for purposes not prohibited under
    this Convention.


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