National Drugs Control System: user guide

A guide to how to use the National Drugs Control System (NDS) for licence applications for the import and export of controlled drugs and precursor chemicals.


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The National Drugs Control System (NDS) allows you to make online applications for licences for the import and export of controlled drugs and precursor chemicals.

Licence holders can add preparations and overseas trading partners to their accounts.

This guide gives information on how to:

  • register for an NDS account
  • set up trading partners and preparations
  • apply for import and export licences for controlled drugs and precursor chemicals
  • endorse licences online
Published 16 August 2019
Last updated 2214 JuneJuly 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added 'National Drugs Control System: guide for users' and 'National drugs control system 7 web update' has been retitled to 'Accessing the new National Drugs Control System website guide'.

  2. Removed outdated versions of the guidance.

  3. Added PDF and accessible versions of 'National drugs control system update, July 2022'.

  4. Guidance updated.

  5. First published.