Pyrotechnic articles


National legislation

The Act on Explosive Substances and the Production of and Trade in Weapons
Official Gazette, No. 70/2017141/2020 and 114/2022

The Ordinance on the method of labeling explosive substances
Official Gazette, No. 139/2021

EU legislation

Directive 2013/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of pyrotechnic articles


Competent authority

Ministry of the Interior
Phone: Aneta Čović – 00385 1 3855 744
Dario Matanović – 00385 1 3855 746

Scope of national rule

Production, trade, transport, storage, use, destruction, research, testing and conformity assessment of pyrotechnic substances (explosives) as well as retail.

Marking of explosive substances which, in accordance with Article 3, paragraph 1, subparagraph 9 of the Law on explosive substances and production and trade of weapons, also includes pyrotechnic substances.

Main requirements that the business user needs to know about

Pursuant to Article 9 of the Law, pyrotechnic substances (explosive substances) may be placed on the market of the Republic of Croatia, when the Ministry of the Interior issued an approval for placing on the market and use thereof

Pursuant to Article 2 of the Ordinance, pyrotechnic articles (explosive substances) are packed in appropriate inner and outer packaging, and all markings on the inner and outer packaging must be marked visibly, legibly and indelibly in the Croatian language.

List of harmonised standards

Notified bodies - Nando

Accredited bodies

Market Surveillance Authority

Ministry of the Interior
Inspection of the production and traffic of explosives substances  

Link to the TRIS database

In the TRIS database you can look up the notification of the technical rule