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Great Britain - Information for Suppliers

Did You Know?

  • All fireworks not intended for supply to the general public (category 4) must indicate this by way of a mark
  • Legislation is in place affecting the import, sale and use of fireworks. Make sure you know how it affects you.

The Law Says...

  Changes to the law mean that...

  • Importers must supply information at the point of entry to ensure that fireworks are legally stored and distributed. This information should be given to Customs and Excise and will then be sent to the relevant authorities responsible for storage licences so they can check on deliveries (this regulation came into force on 1 January 2005)
  • Licensing authorities can ask to see information relating to transactions of fireworks exceeding 50kg of net explosive content
  • All fireworks being sold to the public must comply with the British Standard (BS 7114)
  • All fireworks not intended for supply to the general public (category 4) must indicate this by way of a mark
  • All category 3 fireworks (display fireworks) must not exceed 120 decibels.

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