Accession Number:

ADP013414

Title:

An Integrated Approach to Sound Management of Certain "Multipurpose" Chemical and Dual-Use Materials in Croatia

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MINISTRY OF ECONOMY ZAGREB (CROATIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

Croatia is a country experiencing economic and post-war reconstruction. Being a Central-European, Mediterranean and South Eastern European country, Croatia is neighboring the still unstable part of Europe. Its chemical industry is widely diversified, and it is predominantly dependent on the imported raw materials, mostly chemicals. Croatia is also rapidly developing its tourism and transport industry as important economic sectors. To strengthen the security in the widest sense, especially to prevent global crime and terrorism, as well as improve its integration into global economy, Croatia has signed numerous international agreements that regulate the control and handling of certain multipurpose goods and chemicals Chemical Weapons ConventionCWC, Montreal Convention etc.. In addition Croatia is very active in finalizing the work on entering into several others Rotterdams PICConvention or participate very active in preparing, for example, Stockholms POPsConvention, Protocol of BTWC. In order to enable it to fulfill its international obligations in a timely and professional manner and adopt an integrated, more efficient and transparent approach to the chemicals, Croatia should revise its national implementing legislation and institutional organization, as current administrative and executive potential as well as financial strength are limited. The paper illustrates existing practices as well as discuss options for future work.

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Safety Engineering
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE