Fabian Demicoli

MEUSAC holds an information session on the marketing and use of explosives precursors


The Malta-EU
Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC), together with the Malta Competition and
Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA), have this week organised an information
session on the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 98/2013 on the marketing
and use of explosives precursors.

The information session on the ‘Regulation (EU) No 98/2013 on the
marketing and use of explosives precursors', focused to ban the sale to the
general public of three chemical precursors (Annex 1 of the Regulation) to
homemade explosives above specified concentrations.

These chemicals include:

  • Hydrogen peroxide in concentrations between 12% and 35% w/w;
  • Nitromethane in
    concentrations between 30% and 40% w/w; and
  • Nitric acid in
    concentrations between 3% and 10% w/w.

 

 

 

Member States can decide to allow purchase of these chemicals above the
concentrations on presentation of a licence or registration of personal
details. Retailers and wholesalers must ensure that any restricted product is
labelled as per guidance to be developed by the European Commission. Retailers
must also monitor transactions of these and a further eight chemicals (Annex 2
of the regulation) for suspicious activity at any concentration great enough
that the substance

 

 

 

Further information can be found:
http://www.meusac.gov.mt/eventdetails?ed=171

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