Explosives and fireworks


Explosive means an explosive substance as such or any object or device containing explosive substance. Examples of these include blasting agents and their ignition devices, gunpowder and ammunition made for military purposes. 

Firework refers to a pyrotechnic article made for entertainment purposes. Most of the fireworks imported to Finland are made in China.

Tukes attends to the market surveillance of fireworks and explosives in Finland. We act as the supervisory authority for the import to Finland, and approve the Categories of pyrotechnic articles. We also approve the transfer certificates for explosives both nationally and within the European Union.

List of fireworks approved by Tukes (in Finnish, xls, 0.2 Mb)