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Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Regional Drug Testing Laboratory

Common Name: Agreement Establishing CRDTL


This Agreement provides for the establishment of a regional drug testing laboratory which shall perform microbiological tests on samples of drugs submitted by any participating Government and report to that Government; perform biological availability tests on selected types of drugs; investigate the stability of drugs under the conditions of storage prevailing in the Region; and establish liaison with all appropriate agencies interested in drug testing and provide information and advisory services to support the activities of the drug control officials in the Region.

Date opened for Signature: 1974/12/16

Date of accession

Bahamas (May 18, 1988).

Date of ratification

Barbados (November 24, 1975) Belize (April 5, 1976) British Virgin Islands (April 21, 1976) Dominica (January 14, 1976) Grenada (May 19, 1981) Guyana (March 18, 1976) Jamaica (November 20, 1975) Montserrat (September 23, 1992) St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla (December 4, 1978) St. Lucia (April 27, 1976) Trinidad and Tobago (July 21, 1976)

Entry into Force:

Entered into force on July 21, 1976. AGREEMENT REGISTERED WITH UN ON NOVEMBER 22, 2004 Certificate of Registration No. 51416/40737 Agreement entered into force with the deposit by Trinidad and Tobago of its Instrument of Ratification. This Agreement entered into force in accordance with Article 17 of the said Agreement, which provides that the agreement shall enter into force upon the ratification by six (6) Governments listed in the Annex, including the Governments of Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.