Precursor Chemicals


There are 23 precursor chemicals under EU intra-community and third country control.
The main legislation is
Certain domestic arrangements and penalties are contained in
These are explained in a memorandum (PDF 109KB) issued by the Home Office


All domestic licensing, registration, import and export licensing is administered by Drugs Licensing at the Home Office, London see
Please telephone them on 020 7035 0480 for further guidance.
The Chemical Control Team has issued a useful summary  of the main requirements which can be found by selecting the
There is a Chemical Liaison Officer in the Police Service for Northern Ireland.  
You can contact him at

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