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. 







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


Recast of the Explosives for Civil Uses Directive (Dir. 93/15)

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS concerning Dir. 93/15


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



ANEs Explosion Risk & Risks Controls For Road Transport

Guidance for the design of ANE road tank vehicles


Next AGM Dates:

  • 18th May 2017 Helsinki, Finland


Next Working Group Workshops 2017 in Brussels:

  • Tuesday, 21st March: Transport & Storage
  • Wednesday, 22nd March: Health & Safety
  • Thursday, 23rd 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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