The Federation of European Explosives Manufacturers is a non-governmental organisation created in 1976 by European industrial explosives manufacturers. The main objective of the Federation is to encourage best practice in the 

industry, particularly in the areas of safety, quality and security, and to make the public aware of the importance of different uses of industrial explosives in creating its infrastructure and environment. 








Change of Secretary General 

As of first of January 2018 Hans Meyer has retired from this position as Secretery General of FEEM. His successor is Maurice Delaloye.


Information on the conformity assessment procedure according to Directive 2014/28/EU for explosives


18.10.2016: News from the Explosives Experts Meeting Brussels:

  1. Draft Minutes Explosives WG 26 10 2015 (agenda point 2)
  2. 2016-10-17 – DG HOME at Explosives Working Group (agenda points 4 and 7)
  3. Goods in transit – Traceability (agenda point 14)



12.10.16: International Harmonization of Explosives Security Markings


UK Implementation of SCEPYLT 1st Oct. 2016


Track & Trace Survey June 2016






EU-Commission on T&T Interpretation of use for own purposes


Identification and traceability of explosives for civil uses Guidance – (


18.03.2015: There is a new Technical Bulletin No. 12: Loading of Bulk Explosives (you find it under Publications)

EU Direcitve 2012/4

EU Direcitve 2008/43

EU Direcitve 93/15

The ‘Blue Guide’ on the implementation of EU products rules 2016

DIRECTIVE 2014_28_EU     on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market and supervision of explosives for civil uses

EU Commission Q & A re Directives 93_15 & 2008_43 of 6.2.13
IME SAFETY AND SECURITY GUIDELINES FOR Technical Grade Ammonium Nitrate (TGAN):  AN Guidelines 30July13


UN-SCETDG-46-INF.9: The US Institute of Makers of Explosives is going to launch an initiative for a globally harmonized Track & Trace Standard based on the EU Dirctive 2008/43.




Nov. 2013: REACH – LEAD SUBSTANCES IN INITIATION DEVICES: Where Pb compounds are in the authorisation process


Nov. 2017: Estimates of Aggregates Production data 2015

DIRECTIVE 201218EU of 4 July 2012

The Swedish approach – MEMUs and Seveso

ANEs Explosion Risk & Risks Controls For Road Transport

Guidance for the design of ANE road tank vehicles

Proposal to amend section 10.3.3 – Manual of Tests and CriteriaChapter 2.1 of the Model Regulations – Class 1 definition Chapter 2.1 of the GHS – Class of explosives Use of the Manual of Tests and Criteria in the context of GHS Clarification of the classification of ammonium nitrate based fertilizers – proposal for a new Section 39 in the Manual of Tests and Criteria


Next AGM Dates:

  • Thursday, 24th May 2018, 09h00 at the Taschenbergpalais Kempinski, Dresden, Germany with a Dinner on Wednesday, 23rd May in the hotel at 19h00.

  • Next Working Group Workshops 2018 in Brussels:
  • Tuesday, 27th March: Transport & Storage
  • Wednesday, 28th March: Health & Safety
  • Thursday, 29th March: Blasting Practise

19th Oct. 2016: Link to Lead Compounds information:

What is IMESAFR?

29 April 2013: Listing of the XSD defining the XML File (for Developers)


ADR 2015, the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, Volume 1 & 2 applicable as from 1 January 2015 can now be down-loaded from the following UNECE web-sites: or

23. April 2015: Revised Q & A for Explosives Users


FEEM guidance on small articles (Exemptions from marking requirements Dir. 2008/43)

Guidance Note FEEM European Code Structure Mod.1, April 2013

EU Regulation 98-13 for Marketing and Use of Explosives Precursors: Dir. 98_ 13 Explosive Precursors

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