Ammunition and propellant powders
Canada has laws and requirements for ammunition and propellant powders, to keep Canadians safe and secure. Learn about manufacturing, buying, selling, importing, exporting, transporting and storing ammunition (small arms cartridges), primers (percussion caps), blank cartridges for tools and propellant powders (black and smokeless powder) safely and securely.
Consultation on explosives regulations
Canada’s explosives regulations are being updated. Learn more about the consultation process and how to participate.
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Requirements for manufacturing, buying, selling, storing, importing, exporting or transporting
How and when to report an accident or incident involving explosives
Requirements to buy, sell and store ammunition and propellant powders. Find out which licences or certificates you need
Requirements for manufacturing explosives, including ammunition and propellant powders
Requirements to import, export and transport ammunition and propellant powders. Find out which permits you need
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