Emergency in Indonesia - Earthquakes and Tsunami in Central Sulawesi

VIENNA, 1 October 2018 - In response to devastating earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi (Indonesia) on 28 September, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has reiterated its call upon Governments to facilitate the supply of internationally controlled substances urgently needed for the medical treatment of victims.

INCB is reminding all Governments that in acute emergencies, such as the one experienced by Indonesia, it is possible to utilize simplified control procedures for the export, transportation, and provision of medicinal products containing controlled substances. Competent national authorities may permit the export of medicines containing narcotic drugs and/or psychotropic substances to the areas even in the absence of the corresponding import authorizations and/or estimates. Urgent deliveries do not need to be included in the estimates of the receiving countries affected by the natural disasters.

See E/INCB/NAR/C.L.23/2018 INS: [ ENG / FRA / SPA ]

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