Jurisdictions covered

Legislation relating to controlled and regulated chemicals, especially controlled drugs, is constantly changing as governments around the world try to keep ahead of emerging designer drugs an regulated toxic chemicals.

This poses challenges for the chemical, pharmaceutical, forensics and related industries who have to maintain compliance with the legislation, often across many countries with libraries running into millions of compounds.

Using Controlled Substances Squared this is searchable via structure!...not just names.

Scitegrity's experts have built a large database of controlled drug and regulated chemical legislation from around the world. Access to this is available via a low cost subscription, which includes alerts to legislation updates for 1 year.

The system is available as both on premises and cloud based.

If we don't currently cover legislation that you need please contact us, we can generally chemically encode new legislation within weeks and we don't just cover controlled drug laws, which we tend to find are the most complex.

Below are the countries and some of the legislation currently covered by CS2 (this list equates to over 300 separate pieces of legislation for controlled substances alone). Please note the the legislation listed is not exhaustive and may change in line with legislation updates:-



> (AT) Austria (Narcotic Substances Act BGBl, Narcotic Drugs Regulations BGBl, Psychotropic Regulations BGBl) and subsequent amendments

> (BE) Belgium (Royal Decrees 1930 and 1988) and subsequent amendments. Royal Decree regulating narcotic, psychotropic and soporific substances (2017) and subsequent amendments

> (BR) Brazil (Ordinance SVS/MS No 344/98)

> (CA) Canada (Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Narcotics and Precursor Regulations) and subsequent amendments

> (CH) China (Anti-Drug Law of China, Precursor Regulations) and subsequent amendments

> (DK) Denmark (Order on drugs) and subsequent amendments

> (FR) France (Decree No 96, 1996. Lists of substances classified as narcotics or psychotropics in France) and subsequent amendments

> (FI) Finland (Narcotics Act. Government Decree on Psychoactive Substances Banned from the Consumer Market. Government Decree on Substances, Preparations and Plants considered as Drugs. EU Regulations on drug precursors

> (DE) Germany (Narcotics Act (BtMG)) and subsequent amendments

> (IN) India (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act) and subsequent amendments

> (IE) Ireland (Misuse of Drugs Act 1977, Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1988) and subsequent amendments

> (IT) Italy (Consolidated Law on Discipline of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of drug addiction) and subsequent amendments

> (JP) Japan (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Act, Narcotics and Psychotropics Control Law, Stimulants Control Law, Opium Law, Cannabis Control Law, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law)

> (MX) Mexico (Federal Law for the Control of Chemical Precursors, Essential Chemical Products and Machines to Prepare Capsules, Tablets and/or Pills (Consolidated Version)
General Law of Health (consolidated version)

> (NL) Netherlands (The Opium Act) and subsequent amendments

> (PL) Poland (Act of 29 July 2005 on Counteracting Drug Addiction)

> (SN) Singapore (Misuse of Drugs Regulations, Health Products (Therapeutic Products) Regulations 2016, Medicines (Export Licence for Psychotropic Substances) Regulations,
Misuse of Drugs Act)

> (ES) Spain (Royal Decree 2829/1977) and subsequent amendments

> (SE) Sweden (Narcotics law, Law Banning Certain Hazardous Goods,Toxic Lists) and subsequent amendments

> (CH) Switzerland (Federal Law on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances and associated lists) and subsequent amendments

> (TW) Taiwan (Controlled Drugs Act. Categories and Regulations Governing Inspection and Declaration of Industrial Precursor Chemicals)

> (UK) United Kingdom (Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, Import / Export lists) and subsequent amendments

> (USA) Untied State of America (Controlled Substances Act, ARCOS, ITAR and CCL) and subsequent amendments


> (EU) European Union (Precursors, Dual Use List, Human Rights List, Military List)

> (UN) United Nations INCB Lists (Yellow, Green and Red)

> (CWC) Chemical Weapons Convention

> (AG) Australia Group Chemical Weapons Precursor Lists

> (OZ) Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer


Please note, on request, Scitegrity can add additional legislation. Please contact us for more information.

*The legislation listed on this page is meant as a guide to the major legislation we cover. This list is not complete, often substances are also contained in other pieces of legislation that we also monitor, encode and alert on. If you have a specific question about the details of the legislation we cover in a country please contact us.

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