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Controlled Substances Import and Export Act

  • By: Carrie Wai & Kristina Wood
  • In: Encyclopedia of Drug Policy
  • Edited by: Mark A. R. Kleiman & James E. Hawdon
  • Subject:Public Policy, Drug Crimes

As part of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in 1970, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) created five Schedules (classifications) of controlled substances, with varying qualifications for a substance to be included in each. The Controlled Substances Import and Export Act (CSI&EA) came into effect in 1971 with the purpose of regulating the importation and exportation of controlled substances based upon the Schedule classifications of the CSA. Approved drugs and substances classified under Schedules I, II, III, IV, and V can be imported and exported in and out of the United States when persons have registered with the DEA. The CSI&EA additionally requires the appropriate permit, notification, or declaration, as specified in the DEA regulations, depending on the schedule ...

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