Order of ... amending the Commercial Fireworks Display Order and the Order designating fireworks that may be offered for private use in connection with the reintroduction of the concepts of ‘consumer fireworks’ and ‘professional fireworks’
The amendment to the Fireworks Decree [Vuurwerkbesluit], notified on 18 January 2022 (2022/24/NL) and the standstill period of which ended on 19 April, reintroduces the concepts of ‘consumer fireworks’ and ‘professional fireworks’ in the Fireworks Decree, so in this regard, it will again read as it did before entry into force of the Environment Act [Omgevingswet], which removed these terms. This terminological amendment, which serves to ensure that certain bans are identifiable and enforceable, is not intended to make a substantive change.
Following this amendment, it is now necessary to apply the same amendment in the ministerial orders based on the Fireworks Decree. Articles I and II may contain technical regulations. This is because they reintroduce the concepts of ‘consumer fireworks’ and ‘professional fireworks’ in the Commercial Fireworks Display Order [Regeling bedrijfsmatig tot ontbranding brengen van vuurwerk] and the Order designating fireworks that may be offered for private use [Regeling aanwijzing vuurwerk dat ter beschikking mag worden gesteld voor particulier gebruik]. This is not a substantive change to the concepts.
The Fireworks Decree already contains a system of mutual recognition clauses. The limited changes to the fireworks orders in these proposed amendments do not give cause to change these.