Following the postponement of the Commission Directive 2008/43/EC’s implementation on a system for the identification and traceability of explosives for civil uses amended on 2012/4/EU, manufacturers and importers have the obligation to mark explosives by 5th April 2013 and the whole supply chain to keep on data collection and record by 5th April 2015.

The main issue is to have an unique harmonized code for the whole supply chain and be ready in time for the implementation of the Directive.