Iraq Know-Your-Customer (KYC) Training for Chemical Suppliers and Distributors

  • When Aug 13, 2023 to Aug 15, 2023 (America/Denver / UTC-600)
  • Where Amman, Jordan
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Description: Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), on behalf of the United States Department of State’s Chemical Security Program (CSP), is organizing a 3-day Know-Your-Customer (KYC) best practices for chemical distributors and suppliers. Through interactive presentations, participants will learn how to recognize suspicious purchase requests, develop customer vetting strategies, and understand regulations regarding the sale of dual-use chemicals. Topics covered during the workshop will include chemical security threats and chemicals of concern, KYC principles and best practices, suspicious indicators, and strategies to implement KYC. The workshop will also include demonstration and activities using the SNL-developed  KYC Suspicious Indicators Evaluation tool designed specifically to identify suspicious customer sales requests.



  • This workshop is designed for customer service/sales department managers and supervisors from chemical manufacturing, suppliers, and distributors. Participants should have a basic knowledge of chemical risks, come with knowledge of how their facility processing customer orders/sales, and have facility approval to implement KYC policy and practices in their department.
  • 25 participants will be selected to participate (up to 2 representatives per institution or facility). Interpretation, Meals, lodging and transportation to and from the workshop location will be provided to all selected participants.



  • Provide participants with the knowledge and resources to implement KYC best practices and policies at their institutions to ensure their products are not acquired by illicit entities.




Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

·   Welcome/Introductions

·   Course Objectives and Schedule

·   Chemical Security Threats and Chemicals of Concerns

·   Aum Shinrikyo Case Study

·   Overview of KYC Principles and Practices

·   Interactive Scenario-Based Activities on KYC Indicators

·   KYC Suspicious Indicators Evaluation tool

·   KYC Suspicious Indicators Evaluation tool

·   KYC Implementation

·   Next Steps

Points of Contact:

Dr. Christine Straut, Ph.D.

Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)  

Dr. Maurice Payne

Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)

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