New rules for the fireworks production

Nov. 26, 2020

It all started on February 10, when due to a coronavirus infection, factories did not back to work after the Chinese new year.

In order to resume work, it was necessary to create new production conditions in the shortest possible time, ensuring maximum safety of workers.

Even such a simple requirement as "provide employees with disposable masks" was impossible, since there was a terrible shortage of any sanitary facilities throughout the country and everything that was produced went directly to Wuhan.

After some time the factories were still able to establish production and on March 1 the government announced new requirements for the production of firecrackers:

- All firecrackers with a powder weight of more than 0.2 grams are prohibited for export.

If the police found an underground production of firecrackers, the factory lost its license without the possibility to restore it and was permanently blacklisted as a supplier to custom

On April 1, a new decree was issued that banned the export of goods with a gross weight of more than 30 kilograms in 1 transport box. For factories of category B and C, a restriction on the weight of gunpowder also came into force: factories B were forbidden to supply goods with a weight of more than 3000 grams of gunpowder in one piece, for factories with a restriction of 1200 grams of gunpowder in one piece.

On June 1, the government announced new rules for transporting pyrotechnics in China. Each factory provides a list of documents and opens a special permit for cars, and also receives a unique code that tracks the route from loading to destination.

If the police found the transportation of fireworks without a unique code or permission from the government-the driver lost his license, the consignment was destroyed , the company received a huge fine.

On September 1, a "high-risk fireworks Group" and a special RTS Commission were set up in Liuyang to test and issue a permit for shipment . This group includes:

- Shells with a diameter of more than 63 mm, as well as cylinders with a length of more than 57 mm

- Festival shells with a diameter of more than 30 mm

- Single shots with a diameter of more than 45 mm

- Rockets with a diameter of more than 30 mm

- Roman candles with a diameter of more than 30 mm

- Firecrackers with a tube diameter of more than 20 mm and a tube length of more than 63 mm

RTS Commission tests are paid  by the supplier.

On October 1, a new rule for obtaining CIQ documentation came into effect. Previously, all documents for a batch of fireworks were provided by the factory. Now the customer company must submit documents for the manufactured goods, and at the same time the factory must submit documents for packaging. The Commission considers both sets of documents separately and, if they have no questions about both sets of documents, grants permission for export.

Since October 15, shipments of fireworks from the high-risk group have been stopped, and since October 28, shipments of any pyrotechnic goods have been stopped. In connection with the change of rules of customs clearance in China is still sending fireworks from China  is not possible.

More and more often, the government called for monitoring the compliance of any pyrotechnics (no matter what market the product was produced for) with the international standard GB10631-2013.

According to this standard, a product with a burst powder of more than 5% must be marked as 1.3 G

Products for the markets of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, etc. usually use from 6% of the burst.

These are all new rules for the production and dispatch of fireworks that started in 2020.

SuperFireworks Co., LTD hopes that in the coming 2021 restrictions will be lifted and factories will be able to please their customers with quality products without any difficulties!