The objective of harmonisation in the field of explosives is to ensure that any explosive is designed, manufactured and supplied in such a way as to present a minimal risk to the safety of human life and health, as well as to prevent damage to property and the environment.
The explosives sector covers explosives for civil use (as opposed to military and police use) and pyrotechnic articles (e.g., fireworks).
Explosives for civil use are covered by Annex II, Chapter XXIX of the EEA Agreement.
This product sector is the responsibility of the Working Group on Technical Barriers to Trade, assisted by the Expert Group on Explosives for Civil Use.
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) - Explosives
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) - Pyrotechnic articles