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The precursor chemical trade environment in Oceania

ISSN: 
1326-6004

Abstract

This report describes the manufacture and use of, and trade in, chemicals that can be used to produce illicit drugs - precursor chemicals - in Oceania; explores border management and control of precursor chemicals; and analyses legislation and regional capacity to respond.

There is little to suggest routine, or even infrequent, use of precursor chemicals in the Oceania region. The region nevertheless is vulnerable. The report identifies factors that impede strategies to counter diversion of chemicals to illicit uses and that thus render the region open to transshipment of precursor chemicals and incursion of transnational drug crime.

Cite article

McCusker R. 2008. The precursor chemical trade environment in Oceania. Research and public policy series No. 96. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/rpp/rpp96