Licensing and registration of operators – trade within the EU

The information below gives guidance on the licensing and registration requirements for operators under each category of scheduled substance for trade within the EU as required by Regulation (EC) No. 273/2004 (as amended).

  • A licence is required for both:
    • The operator who is placing on the market a scheduled substance in category 1.
    • The user for the possession of a scheduled substance in category 1.

  • A registration is required for both:
    • The operator who is placing on the market a scheduled substance in category 2A and 2B.
    • The user for the possession of a scheduled substance in category 2A.
Diagram describing the requirements for trade in the EU according to the category of precursor chemical