The Working Group on Technical Barriers to Trade, assisted by the Expert Group on Explosives for Civil Use is responsible for explosives legislation contained in Annex II, Chapter XXIX of the EEA Agreement.
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).
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) - Explosives
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) - Pyrotechnic articles