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2018 BWC Meeting of Experts on Strengthening National Implementation



The Meeting of Experts on Strengthening National Implementation will take place on 13 August 2018, at the Palais des Nations, in Room XVII.

MX3 will be chaired by Ambassador Julio Herráiz España of Spain and will discuss the following topics:
  • Measures related to Article IV of the Convention;
  • CBM submissions in terms of quantity and quality;
  • Various ways to promote transparency and confidence building under the Convention;
  • Role of international cooperation and assistance under Article X, in support of strengthening the implementation of the Convention
  • Issues related to Article III, including effective measures of export control, in full conformity with all Articles of the Convention, including Article X.

Official documents

  • BWC/MSP/2018/MX.3/1 - Provisional agenda for the Meeting of Experts on strengthening national implementation - Submitted by the Chair
  • BWC/MSP/2018/MX.3/2 - Background information document on strengthening national implementation - Submitted by the Implementation Support Unit
  • BWC/MSP/2018/MX.3/2/Corr.1 – Background information on strengthening national implementation - Submitted by Implementation Support Unit
  • BWC/MSP/2018/MX.3/WP.1/Rev.1 - El transporte de agentes biológicos debe protegerse con medidas de Biocustodia - Submitted by Chile, Colombia, Panama and Spain (unofficial English translation in the annex)
  • BWC/MSP/2018/MX.3/WP.2 - Building Confidence in Compliance: Peer Review Transparency Exercise at the Richard Lugar Center for Public Health Research (CPHR) of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) in Tbilisi, Georgia - Submitted by Georgia, co-sponsored by Germany
  • BWC/MSP/2018/MX.3/WP.3 - Improving the Quality of CBM Information: A Review of Recent Proposals and Some Suggestions for Future Work - Submitted by the United States of America
  • BWC/MSP/2018/MX.3/WP.4 - Strengthening national implementation: The UK Biological Security Strategy 2018 - Submitted by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • BWC/MSP/2018/MX.3/WP.5 - Séminaire sur la mise en œuvre de la Convention sur l’Interdiction des Armes Biologiques et à Toxines (Rabat, 10 et 11 Mai 2018) - Submitted by Morocco
  • BWC/MSP/2018/MX.3/WP.6 - Step-by-Step Approach to CBM Participation Submitted by Japan, Co-sponsored by Australia, Germany, Malaysia, and Switzerland
  • BWC/MSP/2018/MX.3/WP.6/Corr.1 - Step-by-Step Approach to CBM Participation Submitted by Japan, Co-sponsored by Australia, Germany, Malaysia, Republic of Korea and Switzerland
  • BWC/MSP/2018/MX.3/WP.7 - National Implementation under Article IV - Submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • BWC/MSP/2018/MX.3/WP.8 - Cumplimiento de las Disposiciones de la Convención de Armas Biológicas (CAB) – Submitted by Cuba


Advance versions



Presentations and statements

Presentations and statements made during MX3 will be posted here, if provided by the presenter.

Agenda item 4

  • Technical briefing by the 1540 Group of Experts (statement)
  • European Union (statement) - covering agenda items 4 and 5

Agenda item 5
  • Switzerland (statement) - covering agenda items 5 and 6

Agenda item 6
Agenda item 7
Agenda item 8