Drug precursors are chemical substances having licit uses, but also illicit ones when diverted.
Controlling the legal trade in drug precursors is a key component of the fight against drug trafficking.
Competent authorities and industry jointly control them. Co-operation between the two is a core element of drug precursor control.
EU Regulations provide for the monitoring of trade within the EU and between the EU and the rest of the world.
Practical tools have been developed to support the implementation of the EU legislation on drug precursors.
International cooperation is essential to prevent drug precursors' diversion worldwide.
The European Commission must report annually to the United Nations on the seizures of drug precursors.