Bolivia establishes new requirements and procedures to perform activities with controlled chemical substances and strengthen their supervision of them. On April 12 2023, the Plurinational State of Bolivia published Supreme Decree 4911. This decree announces the establishment of the online platform Digital State System ED-6 which is administered by the General Directorate of Controlled Substances. ED-6 aims to give speed, control and efficiency in handling procedures related to the legal use of controlled chemical substances.
The following procedures must be performed through the digital system:
- Registrations, renewal, voluntary disqualification, and rehabilitation of registrations, of natural or legal persons
- Modification of registration data or controlled chemical substances
- Prior authorizations for export
- Prior authorizations for importation
- Previous authorizations for production
- Authorizations for local purchase and transport route sheets
- Extension of validity and modification of authorizations
- Legalizations and certifications
- Laboratory Certificates
- Certifications of homologation of controlled chemical substances and finished products
- Neutralization, destruction, or voluntary delivery of controlled chemical substances
- Presentation of monthly discharge reports
- Other procedures subject to regulation
The procedures will be carried out in the ED-6 System, by physical persons directly, by legal persons through their legal representative or in both cases by attorneys, duly accredited as users.
The requirements of regulations extend to various chemical substances, including but not limited to; benzoyl chloride, carbon tetrachloride, acetyl chloride, ethyl alcohol, and sulfuric acid. To comply with these regulations, companies that handle controlled substances are mandated to register and authorize their use through the digital system.
The deadline for initial registration and authorization is 9 August 2023, and previously registered companies must update their information through the same system by 11 October 2023. It's crucial to adhere to these deadlines to ensure compliance with the relevant regulations and avoid possible penalties or legal ramifications.