A news release from the EU on 12 December reported that the EU is to make access to explosive precursors by the general public subject to even tighter controls.  Explosives precursors are chemical substances that can be used for legitimate purposes, but can also be misused for the manufacture of illegal homemade explosives.  The proposed regulation provides for 2 distinct categories of explosive precursors: “restricted”, which cannot be made available, introduced, possessed or used by members of the general public above certain concentration levels, and “regulated”, for which suspicious transactions should be reported by economic operators, including online marketplaces.


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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