Information session on the marketing & use of explosives precursors

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Information session on the marketing and use of explosives precursorsThe Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC), together with the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA) will be organising an information session on the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 98/2013 on the marketing and use of explosives precursors.

The information session will focus on banning the sale to the general public of seven chemical precursors (Annex 1 of the Regulation) to homemade explosives above specified concentrations. 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 is listed as an ingredient.

This information session will be held on Tuesday, the July 29th of, 2014 from 10.00am till 12.00pm, at MEUSAC, 280 Republic Street, Valletta.

Anybody interested in attending should please send an email on info.meusac@gov.mt by not later than noon on Monday, the 28th of July.

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