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Restricted Components

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.

To prevent illegitimate purposes of restricted components, read the regulatory reminders of Part 20 of the Explosives Regulations, 2013, which highlight the requirements on storage, sale, access and inventory of restricted components.

Sale of Restricted Components
Find out who can sell restricted components in Canada and how to comply with the Explosives Act.

Users and Transporters
Learn about the rules governing users of restricted components and what components are considered restricted.

Forms, Guidelines, Brochures
Submit your application to enroll as a component seller or product seller using the NRCan eServices Portal and find other useful information, such as guidelines and brochures.

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