The control of explosives precursors and poisons regulations 2023

In response to the changes to the Control of Explosives Precursors and Poisons Regulations 2023 which come into force from 1st October 2023, our sales team will be asking customers to complete a customer statement when ordering regulated products.

This will apply to the following products:

Acetic Anhydride


Aluminium Powder

Ammonium Nitrate

Ammonium Perchlorate

Barium Nitrate

Calcium Ammonium Nitrate

Guanidine Nitrate


Hydrogen Peroxide

Nitric Acid


Perchloric Acid

Potassium Chlorate

Potassium Nitrate

Potassium Nitrite

Potassium Perchlorate

Sodium Azide

Sodium Chlorate

Sodium Nitrate

Sodium Nitrite

Sodium Perchlorate

Sulphuric Acid


Acetic Acid

Alcohol (Ethanol, Methanol)

Anything Chlorate or Perchlorate

Anything Nitrate

Calcium Hypochlorate/Hypochlorite

Citric Acid

Ethylene Glycol


Hydrochloric Acid

Lead Nitrate


Methyl Ethyl Ketone


Potassium Permanganate

Powdered Metals (Aluminium (AL), Magnesium (Mg), Magnalium (Al/ Mg) Zinc (Zn)


When ordering these products from us we will require the following ID evidence:


➢ A copy of your Explosive Precursor and Poisons (EPP) licence along with associated photographic ID.


➢ a form of photographic identification of the business customer or, if the business customer is not an individual, of the individual making the purchase;

➢ the business customer’s VAT registration number, if the business customer has such a number.


The above information will be recorded/copied and retained** for 18 months and will be made available for inspection by the UK Home Office if required under the Control of Poisons and Explosives Precursors Regulations 2023.

** Chemical Corporation (UK) Ltd will ensure that all information held, will comply with the Data Protection Act 2018.


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