Precursor Chemicals

Legislation in Canada controls the import, export, production, packaging, sale and provision of precursor chemicals. The Office of Controlled Substances works in collaboration with Canadian and international stakeholders in the public and private sectors to ensure that precursor chemicals are handled effectively and remain in legal distribution channels; and that valid commercial, medical and scientific activities are not interfered with.

Canada's Acts and Regulations pertaining to precursor chemical control conforms with the UN Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, 1988. This international convention and related articles and schedules can be found on the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) website.

Any questions regarding precursor chemicals can be directed to the following e-mail address:

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