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Implementation of explosives precursors legislation

Explosives precursors are chemical substances that can be used for legitimate purposes, but that can also be misused to manufacture homemade explosives. Such explosives have been used in many of the recent terrorist attacks in the EU, including those in Paris in 2015, Brussels in 2016, Manchester and Parsons Green in 2017, and Lyon in 2019. To protect citizens from the threat posed by explosives precursors, the Commission has taken a number of actions.

The Standing Committee on Precursors (SCP), an expert group chaired by the Commission and composed of representatives of Member States and of industry associations, assists the Commission in its work to facilitate and harmonise the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 98/2013. As of 1 February 2021, Regulation (EU) 2019/1148 will apply which replaces Regulation (EU) No 98/2013. The SCP will continue to assist the Commission to facilitate and harmonise the implementation of this regulation.

To monitor the outputs, results and impact of the new Regulation (EU) 2019/1148, the Commission has on 16 June 2020 adopted a monitoring programme. This programme sets out how and with what intervals data and other necessary evidence are to be collected.

Guidance materials

The Commission has issued a Guidelines document, available in all EU languages, which provides guidance to Member States’ competent authorities and to the private sector in the implementation of the requirements contained in Regulation (EU) 2019/1148..

In addition, guidance materials for economic operators have been prepared by four partner countries, through a project co-funded by the Prevention of and Fight against Crime (ISEC) programme of DG Migration and Home Affairs:

Implementation in the EU/EEA Member States of Regulation (EU) No 2019/1148

All EU/EEA Member States must adopt measures and designate authorities to implement and enforce EU legislation. The following documents are revised regularly on the basis of notifications received from Member States:

More information is available below:

CountryWebpages and documents providing more information in the native language(s) if not stated differently

Austria

Public overview of measures (PDF) (EN)
Website of the Austrian competent authority

Belgium

Website of the Belgian competent authority (FR - NL)

Bulgaria

Decree 283 of 29.12.2015

Croatia

Website of the Croatian competent authority

Cyprus

 

Czechia

Website of the Czech competent authority

Denmark

Website of the Danish competent authority

Estonia

Website of the Estonian competent authority

Finland

 

France

Website of the French competent authority

Germany

Website of the German competent authority

Greece

 

Hungary

Website of the Hungarian competent authority

Ireland

Website of the Irish competent authority

Italy

 

Latvia

 

Lithuania

Website of the Lithuanian competent authority

Luxembourg

Website of the Luxembourgish national authority

Malta

Website of the Maltese competent authority

Netherlands

Website of the Netherlands competent authority

Norway

Poland

 

Portugal

Website of the Portuguese competent authority

Romania

Website of the Romanian competent authority

Slovakia

 

Slovenia

Website of the Slovenian competent authority

Spain

Website of the Spanish competent authority

Sweden

Website of the Swedish competent authority

Switzerland