Licensed transactions for poisons and explosives precursors: guidance for retailers

Step-by-step advice for retailers on fulfilling legal requirements when selling poisons and explosives precursors in a shop.



This guidance explains:

  • which substances and specified concentration levels are allowed for sale
  • how to report suspicious transactions
  • what happens when you don’t meet these legal requirements

It also shows an example of what a poisons and explosives precursors licence looks like.

Published 10 September 2014
Last updated 4 April 2018 + show all updates
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