Cooperation between countries, particularly between importing and exporting countries can be advantageous in combating the influx of sub-standard and counterfeit drugs into importing countries, and thereby help to reduce substantially illicit drug trafficking. Such cooperation shall be achieved through:
i. The establishment and maintenance of appropriate channels of communication and exchange of information between drug regulatory and law enforcement authorities;
ii. Promoting the training of personnel and human resource development;
iii. The use of diplomatic channels for the exchange of information on substandard and counterfeit drugs in international commerce;
iv. Using the WHO Certification Scheme on the Quality of Pharmaceutical Products Moving in International Commerce or any similar scheme for all drug imports and exports; and
v. Liaising with the International Narcotics Control Board and governments of other countries to limit the importation and use of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances to medical and scientific purposes only.