TitleMeasures to combat diversion of psychotropic substances and to establish effective control over operations carried out by intermediaries in international trade of psychotropic substances.
Invites Governments of exporting countries to exercise the utmost vigilance over import orders for psychotropic substances received from countries considered to have deficient control regimes; requests the Board to study, in consultation with Governments, the feasibility of formulating specific guidelines for use by Governments on the control of intermediaries involved in international trade of psychotropic substances; invites Governments of exporting countries, in seeking to verify the legitimacy of suspicious export transactions, to establish or reinforce bilateral contacts with Governments of importing countries and, if necessary, to request the assistance of the Board; invites all Governments and relevant international bodies to ensure the rapid flow of communications, including the use of electronic means of data exchange.
Adopted at the 48th plenary meeting, 24 July 1996. In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 1996, New York, 25 Jan. and 6-9 Feb. 1996; resumed organizational session for 1996, New York, 2 Apr. and 2-3 May 1996; substantive session of 1996, New York, 24 June-26 July 1996; resumed substantive session of 1996, New York, 10 Oct. and 13-14 and 20 Nov. 1996 - E/1996/96 - p. 52-53 - (ESCOR, 1996, Suppl. no. 1).