State of the Art Report on European Legislation relating to Explosives and Explosive Detection System for non-aviation configurations

Folder: Explosives Detection Equipment (non-Aviation)
Publication date: 
Friday, May 2, 2014


This report summarises European legislation relevant to explosive detection equipment, apart from that contained in the Aviation Security regulations. Although few other articles of European Union law directly refer to explosive detection, a number of directives and regulations are relevant to it, in the fields of explosives for civil use and pyrotechnics, dual-use equipment, chemicals and the chemical industry, port and inland transport security, and radiation, electromagnetic and electrical safety. Future European legislation in this field may be expected to conform to the principles of the EU’s New Legislative Framework, according to which harmonised standards are used to express detailed technical specifications. Current standardisation work is therefore also briefly described.