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WCO and INCB unite to support access to controlled medicines in Ukraine and neighbouring countries

22 marzo 2022

On 21 March 2022, the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Dr. Kunio Mikuriya and the President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Ms. Jagjit Pavadia, issued a joint letter to the WCO Membership. The letter draws Members’ attention to the simplified control procedures that can be applied in acute emergencies to the export, transportation and provision of medicines containing internationally controlled substances.

This is in view of ensuring unimpeded access to such medicines, and ultimately supporting the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.

The letter can be consulted on the WCO Members’ web-site through this link.

Further information regarding INCB’s call for simplified control measures on controlled substances during emergency situations can also be found at this link.