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Sale of firecrackers and rockets banned

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 December 2020

What changes?

Do you sell fireworks? The government will ban the sale of firecrackers and rockets to private citizens. The following types of fireworks will be banned:

  • singleshots
  • category F3 fireworks. You can find the category on the label
  • firecrackers (including strings of firecrackers)
  • rockets

Importers and distributors will no longer be allowed to sell these fireworks to consumers. Likewise, consumers are not allowed to buy or light these types of fireworks.

For whom?

  • importers of fireworks
  • distributors of fireworks

When?

The change in the law on consumer and theatrical fireworks (Regeling aanwijzing consumenten- en theatervuurwerk, Ract) will come into force on 1 December 2020.This ban is irrespective of the ban on fireworks due the corona crisis (in Dutch).

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Please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO