immediate precursor

(23)The term “immediate precursor” means a substance— (A)which the Attorney General has found to be and by regulation designated as being the principal compound used, or produced primarily for use, in the manufacture of a controlled substance; (B)which is an immediate chemical intermediary used or likely to be used in the manufacture of such controlled substance; and (C)the control of which is necessary to prevent, curtail, or limit the manufacture of such controlled substance.

Source

21 USC § 802(23)


Scoping language

As used in this subchapter
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