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Explosives for civil uses










Entry into force:  20 april 2016






The Directive shall apply to explosives for civil uses.


This Directive shall not apply to:


(a) explosives, including ammunition, intended for use, in accordance with national law, by the armed

forces or the police;

(b) pyrotechnic articles falling within the scope of Directive 2013/29/EU;

(c) ammunition, save as provided for in Articles 12, 13 and 14.


Annex I contains a non-exhaustive list of pyrotechnic articles and ammunition referred to in point (b) of

this paragraph and in point 2 of Article 2 respectively identified following the United Nations

recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods.