• Current Chair: Brazil
  • Current Vice-Chair: Uruguay

CICAD’s Group of Experts on Chemical Substances and Pharmaceutical Products brings together representatives from institutions responsible for the control of chemical precursors that are – or could be – used in the illicit manufacture of drugs. The meetings of the Group facilitate the exchange of up-to-date information, knowledge, best practices, and experiences on the topic and foster the strengthening of interagency collaboration among the different national, regional, and international stakeholders.

The Group identifies emerging and persistent threats, and determines collaborative work strategies based on best practices. Likewise, the Group develops evidence-based reference tools and materials to support member states in strengthening their national legislative and regulatory frameworks based on international and/or regional agreements.

Objectives
  • Provide a forum for information exchange and best practices on the control of precursor chemicals in OAS member states;
  • Develop evidence-based reference tools and materials to support member states in strengthening their national legislative and regulatory frameworks; 
  • Support OAS member states to increase their capacity to identify chemical substances that can be used for the illicit manufacturing of drugs; and
  • Foster inter-agency, regional and international collaboration.
Activities
  • Annual meetings of CICAD’s Group of Experts on Chemical Substances and Pharmaceutical Products;
  • Publication of reference materials on the control of chemical substances in the region; and
  • Support OAS member state to implement mechanisms for the domestic control of chemical precursors, following international frameworks on the topic.
More Results
Results
800 representatives of OAS countries participated in 16 annual meetings of CICAD’s Group of Experts on Chemical Substances and Pharmaceutical Products
Developed and published the Model Regulations for Control of Chemical Substances Used in the Illicit Manufacture of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropics
Increased information exchange and implementation of best practices on the control of precursor chemicals in OAS member states
Developed and disseminated reference materials and guidelines on the control of precursor chemicals in the region
Beneficiary Countries
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Argentina
Barbados
Barbados
Belize
Belize
Bolivia
Bolivia
Brazil
Brazil
Canada
Canada
Chile
Chile
Colombia
Colombia
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Dominica
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Ecuador
El Salvador
El Salvador
Grenada
Grenada
Guatemala
Guatemala
Guyana
Guyana
Haiti
Haiti
Honduras
Honduras
Jamaica
Jamaica
Mexico
Mexico
Panama
Panama
Paraguay
Paraguay
Peru
Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Suriname
The Bahamas
The Bahamas
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
United States of America
United States of America
Uruguay
Uruguay
Team
Rafael Parada
Chief
Ana Alvarez
Project Manager
Deborah Maestre
Project Officer
Juliana Peralta
Project Officer
Guillermo Calzada
Project Officer
Strategic Partners