Trade in products for chemical warfare

Other Names:
Ineffective control of exports of precursor chemicals for weapons

It was reported in 1993 that BP Chemical, a US company, had a process that it was ready to license to the Iranians, who said they wanted it to produce acrylics. But the plant would also have produced hydrogen cyanide as a by-product, and that was a poison gas. The White House had stopped the deal.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
13.01.2021 – 18:50 CET