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Regulating explosives in the transition period

The UK is committed to the effective and safe management of explosives.

Following the UK’s exit from the EU HSE’s priority is to maintain an effective regulatory system, which ensures the safe and secure management of civil explosives.

We will also respond to emerging risks and allow trade with the EU and the rest of the world that is as frictionless as possible.

The UK is not a Member State of the EU. However, until the end of the transition period market access, and therefore UK-EU trade, should continue on the same terms as before.

The latest on negotiations

A transition period until 31 December 2020 is in place while the EU and UK negotiate new arrangements. We will publish the latest news on regulating explosives here or join our email newsletter.


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Updated 2020-01-31