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Public Papers - 1990 - February

Presidential Determination No. 90 - 12 -- Memorandum on Narcotics Control Certification


Memorandum for the Secretary of State

Subject: Certifications for Major Narcotics Source and Transit Countries

By virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 481(h)(2)(A)(i) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 (P.L. 99 - 570), the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 (P.L. 100 - 690), and the International Narcotics Control Act of 1989 (P.L. 101 - 231), 22 U.S.C. 2291(h)(2)(A)(i), I hereby determine and certify that the following major narcotics producing and/or major narcotics transit countries/area have cooperated fully with the United States, or taken adequate steps on their own, to control narcotics production, trafficking and money laundering:

The Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Thailand.

By virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 481(h)(2)(A)(ii) of the Act, I hereby determine that it is in the vital national interests of the United States to certify the following country:


Information for this country as required under Section 481(h)(2)(B) of the Act is enclosed.

I have determined that the following major producing and/or major transit countries do not meet the standards set forth in Section 481(h)(2)(A):

Afghanistan, Burma, Iran and Syria.

In making these determinations, I have considered the factors set forth in Section 481(h)(3) of the Act, based on the information contained in the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report of 1990.

You are hereby authorized and directed to report this determination to the Congress immediately, and simultaneously to transmit to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate the report required by section 481(e) of the Act for 1990. This memorandum shall be published in the Federal Register.

George Bush

Note: The memorandum was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on March 1.

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