Ban on year-end fireworks

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 21 December 2021

What changes?

Are you active in the fireworks sector? There has been a temporary ban on year-end fireworks for the turn of the year 2021-2022. Sales of consumer fireworks was prohibited in December 2021.

This temporary ban on fireworks does not apply to category F1 fireworks. F1 fireworks are novelty fireworks such as for instance sparklers, snaps and small fountain type fireworks.

Support for businesses

The fireworks sector will be compensated for the safe storing of unsold fireworks and for the transport to safe storage sites. Sellers of fireworks will also be compensated for lost earnings. The exact compensation measures are being worked out.

For whom?

  • sellers of fireworks
  • importers/distributors of fireworks

When?

This change in the Fireworks decree (Vuurwerkbesluit) has entered into force on 21 December 2021. The measure was temporary and has ended on 2 January 2022.

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO