U.S. Issues Proposed Regulations Restricting Export of Additional Pre-Cursor Chemicals

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Wednesday, January 1, 1992

On December 11, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued proposed regulations restricting the export to fourteen South American countries of hydrochloric acid and sulfuric acid, chiemicals used to make cocaine. The proposed regulations are issued pursuant to the Chemical Diversion and Trafficking Act (CDTA). The proposed regulations indicate the influence of the recommendations of the G-7 and an example of how anti-drug enforcement policy is influencing international trade law and policy generally.