COPOLAD holds its 1st Annual Week on Precursors, from 7th to the 11th of November, 2016 in Barcelona (Spain), focused on the “Voluntary agreements between chemical and pharmaceutical industries and the national authorities in charge of trade of precursors and chemical products”.
Sixty-six participants attend this meeting, representing Argentina, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Slovak Republic, Spain, The Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela, besides the The Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD/OAS), The European Commission (DEVCO, TAXUD and OLAF), Europol, the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), as well as representatives from the private sector form Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, France, Mexico, Portugal, Spain and The Netherlands.
0.1 - Establish the necessary operational bases to ensure the quality and coherence of the work to be performed and the necessary coordination and participation of all partners.
0.3 - Ensure visibility of COPOLAD and its activities and disseminate the contents in the main political and professional forums in the field of drug policies to be held both internationally and in CELAC.
0.4 - Establish the necessary institutional contacts to avoid duplication with already developed initiatives and ensure synergies with ongoing initiatives, both within the EU and CELAC.
3.5 - Enhance information and intelligence-sharing initiatives by fostering direct contact between the different actors involved in this field (e.g. law enforcement authorities, specialized public prosecutors, etc.).
3.6 - Enhance capacity-building and exchange of best practices for preventing the diversion of chemical precursors for illicit drugs manufacturing, in line with existing bilateral agreements.