New directive (VVSG) as of 1 January 2023

The Federal Assembly issues a directive regarding the precursors to explosive substances.

As of 1.1.2023, the new directive (VVSG) will come into force, regulating the access of private persons to substances that can potentially be used for manufacturing explosives.

Hydrogen peroxide and products containing hydrogen peroxide, which are used for example in swimming pool water treatment, also come under this regulation.

What does this mean for you as a sales point for swimming pool chemicals?
AQUEA Oxyfluid, AQUEA Oxyblue and hydrogen peroxide 35% may no longer be sold to private users as from 1.1.2023 without a valid purchase or exception permit. It is your responsibility as a sales point to check the purchase permits of private users. For this purpose, FedPol is developing an information system that should be available from October 2022.

What does this mean for your customers?
Law stipulates that purchase permits can be applied for from FedPol. It has not yet

What does this mean for your customers?
The law sets out that purchase permits can be applied for from FedPol. It has not yet been ascertained whether permits for purchasing products for swimming pool water treatment on the basis of hydrogen peroxide between 12 and 35% will be issued. Practice will reveal this.

Parallel to this, we will develop replacement products for the forthcoming season which can be freely purchased and sold without a permit.

Our recommendation to you: duly inform your customers about the change.

We will proactively keep you up to date as soon as we have further information about the implementation of VVSG.