If you manufacture, import, export, purchase, provide, distribute for sale, transport, or sell products containing or made from any of the following restricted components, you must comply with Part 20 of the Explosives Regulations, 2013:
- ammonium nitrate in solid form at a concentration of at least 28% nitrogen,
- hydrogen peroxide at a concentration of at least 30%,
- nitric acid at a concentration of at least 75%,
- nitromethane, UN number 1261,
- potassium chlorate, UN number 1485,
- potassium perchlorate, UN number 1489,
- sodium chlorate in solid form, UN number 1495,
- potassium nitrate, UN number 1486,
- sodium nitrate in solid form, UN number 1498, and
- potassium nitrate and sodium nitrate mixture, UN number 1499.
For more information about restricted components, or to obtain “Protected A” guidelines, please contact the Explosives Regulatory Division, which is responsible for administering Canada’s Explosives Act and its regulations.
Users and Transporters
Learn about the rules governing users of restricted components and what components are considered restricted.
Download application forms to sell restricted components and find other useful information, such as guidelines and brochures.
- Read the Ammonium Nitrate Security Plan Guideline
- Access the login portal for the Annual Inventory Report for Ammonium Nitrate
- Download the Annual Inventory Report for Ammonium Nitrate
- Find the necessary forms for manufacturing, selling, transporting, exporting, importing, storing, and using explosives
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