Guidelines for the Request of Standards/Reference Samples of Drugs Under International Control

Samples of reference substances of drugs under international control are made available in small quantities (usually in the range of 20-50 mg), upon request to national drug testing laboratories in countries with limited resources.

A covering letter is required listing the individual drugs and quantities requested, and should be addressed to:

Mr. Justice Tettey, Chief
Laboratory and Scientific Section
Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA)
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
P.O. Box 500, A-1400 Vienna, Austria

Telefax: (43-1) 26060 5967
Telephone: (43-1) 26060 4303
E-mail:
lab@unodc.org


In order for requests to be considered, the following information must be provided:

-  An original IMPORT CERTIFICATE ( NO PHOTOCOPY OR FAX WILL BE ACCEPTED) issued by the  competent Government Authority is required, if the substance is internationally controlled.

-  The name of the Exporter on the Import Certificate must be written as follows:

Laboratory and Scientific Section
Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Wagramerstrasse 5
1400 Vienna
Austria

-  The import certificate must contain a CLEAR STREET ADDRESS and the responsible person's name, to whom the requested sample(s) should be delivered ( NOT A POST OFFICE BOX), and a validity from three to six months, thus allowing ample time to obtain the export certificate from the Austrian authorities and to arrange for the despatch of the samples.

-  "Shipment by Air" should be indicated on the import certificate.

-  The appropriate port-of-entry for customs clearance purposes should be specified.

-  A telex/fax number or e-mail address, should be provided, if available.

-  An import certificate which does not contain an appropriate address or delivery address, will not be  honoured.