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Drug precursor

Drug precursors are chemicals that are primarily used for the legitimate production of a wide range of products, like pharmaceuticals, perfumes, plastics, cosmetics etc. However, they can also be misused for the illicit manufacture of drugs. Due to this, controlling of the legal trade in drug precursors is a key component in the fight against narcotic drugs.

Dual-use product

The trade in dual-use items – goods, software and technology that can be used for both civilian and military applications and/or can contribute to the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) – is subject to controls to prevent the risks that these items may pose for international security. The controls derive from international obligations (in particular UN Security Council Resolution 1540, the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Biological Weapons Convention) and are in line with commitments agreed upon in multilateral export control regimes.
The EU therefore controls the export, transit and brokering of dual-use items as a key instrument contributing to international peace and security.


CLP stands for Classification, Labelling and Packaging. The CLP Regulation entered into force in January 2009, and the method of classifying and labelling chemicals it introduced is based on the United Nations' Globally Harmonised System (GHS).


As you may have read in one of our previous announcements, ITW Reagents have met the next milestone. On May 31st. 2013, the registration phase was completed for chemicals manufactured within or imported into the EU in quantities larger than 100 t/a or classified as dangerous to the environment (R50/R51) and manufactured within or imported into the EU in quantities lager then 1 t/a.

As your supplier we have pre-registered in 2008 over 1500 chemicals that we had provided to you in the past thereby assuring your uninterrupted supply of materials.

A registration number was assigned for each substance by the ECHA and this number will be provided to our customers with the Safety data sheet as soon as available.
By May 31st, 2018, we will have to submit information in terms of classification and labeling of the relevant substances to reach the next milestone.
For the final registration, we will review any special applications of the substances in close cooperation with our customers.
Rest assured that we are working to maintain your steady supply of materials and that we will keep you up-to-date on all developments.

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