Licensing and registration of operators

The tables below give guidance on the licensing and registration requirements for operators under each category of scheduled substance for trade within the EU and trade between the EU and third countries.

Regulation (EC) No. 273/2004

Trade within the EU

 

Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

Subcategory 2A

Subcategory 2B

Licence

Possession

Placing on the market

Not required

Not required

Not required

Registration

Not required

Placing on the market*

Possession* D

Placing on the market*

Not required

Customer Declarationÿ

Required per transaction

Required per transaction*

Required per transaction*

Not required

*These requirements only apply to transactions where the quantities of the scheduled substances exceed the threshold specified in Annex II of Regulation (EC) No. 273/2004 over a period of one year

DThis requirement will only become obligatory as of 30 June 2015.

 

Council Regulation (EC) No. 111/2005 (as amended)  

Trade between the EU and third countries

 

Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

Category 4

Licence

Importer Exporter Intermediary Role

Not Required

Not Required

Not Required

Registration

Not Required

ImporterExporter Intermediary Role

Exporter above certain thresholds

Not required

Import Authorisation

Required per transaction

Not Required

Not Required

Not Required

Export Authorisation

Required per transaction

Required per transaction

Required for transactions to certain countries

Required per transaction

Pre-export authorisation

Required per transaction

Required for transactions to certain countries

Required per transaction