The Illegal Trade in Chemicals



Illegal chemicals can be difficult to detect or distinguish from legal chemicals. The identification and interception of illegal chemicals is complicated by the vast number of chemicals on the market, a complex global supply chain, different shipment methods, diffuse oversight by various competent authorities and detection capacities of customs and other law enforcement agencies. In some countries, inadequate and unclear government enforcement responsibilities encourage non-compliance (UNEP 2005). Additionally, in many States, much of the import and sale of chemicals occurs beyond the control of government oversight.

The Illegal Trade in Chemicals


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