UK: IT IS NOW AN OFFENCE TO POSSESS OR USE SULFURIC (SULPHURIC) ACID WITHOUT A LICENCE

PNLD reported on 5th November that the Poisons Act 1972 has been amended to include sulfuric acid in the list of regulated explosives precursors where it is concentrated above 15% weight in weight.  The effect of these changes is is that a member of the public will now be required to apply for a licence in order to import, acquire, possess or use sulfuric acid concentrated above 15%.  It will also be an offence to supply sulfuric acid in this concentration to a member of the public without first verifying that the member of the public has a licence, entering the details of the transaction in the licence, or ensuring that a warning label is affixed to the packaging.

https://www.pnld.co.uk/legal-news/it-is-now-an-offence-to-possess-or-use-sulfuric-acid-without-a-licence/

https://www.policeprofessional.com/news/new-possession-of-sulphuric-acid-law-comes-into-force/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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