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Business backs the CWC
The Chemical Weapons Convention has the strong support of the chemical industry which provided advice to the Reagan and Bush Administrations on the provisions affecting industry. Statements from small and large businesses include:

“ ... it is 100% incorrect when it was said in floor debate that NFIB opposes the convention. It is now our belief our members are not going to be impacted.”

Dan Danner, Vice President,
National Federation of Independent Business,
Wall Street Journal

“... I would like to restate our unconditional support for the Chemical Weapons Convention. I urge you to schedule the CWC for the earliest possible consideration by the full Senate. ... The chemical industry is the nation’s largest exporter ... posting $60 billion in export sales ... If the U.S. does not act, we stand to lose hundreds of millions in overseas sales, putting at risk thousands of good-paying American jobs.”

Fred Webber, President,
Chemical Manufacturers Association,
Letter to the Senate

“We strongly support the CWC because it makes sense on military and business grounds. The treaty helps reduce one of the gravest threats facing American troops and the American people.”

Business Executives for National Security,
Letter to the Senate
Senior Executives support the CWC
from companies including:
BASF
The BF Goodrich Co.
Dow Chemical
FMC Corporation
HASBRO Inc.
Hechinger Company
Eastman Chemical
E.I. duPont de Nemours
Exxon Chemical
Kansas City Southern
Industries
Monsanto Chemical
NOVA Corporation
Occidental Chemical
Union Carbide
Uniroyal Chemical
Vulcan Chemical
W.R. Grace
 
“... we believe that the U.S. government should ratify the CWC and make domestic implementing legislation a priority.”
Alan F. Homer, President,
Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers
of America, Letter to the Senate
 
 
“The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association ... supports Senate ratification of the treaty. SOCMA ... produces 95 percent of the 50,000 chemicals manufactured in the U.S. while making a $60 billion annual contribution to the economy. SOCMA’s 260 member companies are ... typically small businesses.”
 
Graydon R. Powers, President, SOCMA
Letter to the Senate
 
“[We] represent over 650 companies and affiliated organizations. We ... support ... ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention.”
 
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Letter to the Senate

Produced by the White House Working Group on the Chemical Weapons Convention.
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