Filed under: EU Information, EU Regulation/Legislation | Tags: chemicals, defence; explosives
The European Union have issued an updated list of defence-related products corresponding to those listed in the Common Military List of the European Union, adopted by the Council on 19 March 2007. The list is contained in Directive 2013/47/EU, which updates Directive 2009/43/EC.
The new directive identifies all chemical and biological agents used in warfare, including CAS numbers (for chemical agents). It also identifies explosives, fuels, additives and propellants (known as “Energetic Materials”).
It is important that robust analytical methods exist in appropriate laboratories to identify these substances, and to quantify them where necessary. Monitoring of chemical and biological agents, internationally, remains the responsibility of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
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