These Regulations amend the European Union (System for the Identification and Traceability of Explosives for Civil Uses) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No 133 of 2009). They provide for a postponement of one year, i.e. to 5 April 2013, of the obligation on manufacturers and importers to mark explosives and a postponement of 3 years i.e. to 5 April 2015, in respect of obligations on data collection and record keeping. The Regulations also provide for certain other
technical amendments regarding the marking requirements for small articles.