Certain products in our offer are subject to sale restrictions arising from EU laws as well as Polish laws and regulations e.g. on drug precursors and explosive substances. Consequently, we reserve the right to refuse to process orders if they include products subject to such restrictions.
List of restrictions:
1) drug precursors
2) explosive precursors
3) methanol (methyl alcohol)
4) ozone-depleting substances (ODS)
1. Drug precursors
Drug precursors include chemical substances used in the production of drugs which are scheduled substances under Regulation (EC) 273/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 on drug precursors.
Trade in precursors is monitored by appropriate government institutions such as the Health Inspector or the Police. However, such substance have a number of other applications, and can be purchased on special conditions.
Category 1 precursors
Sale of category 1 precursors – only for licensed operators, e.g. pharmacies, dispensaries of veterinary medicines. We do not sell category 1 precursors.
Table: Drug precursors, category 1
3,4 methylene- methylenedioxyphenylpropan-2-one
Category 2 drug precursors
Can be purchased without licence or registration in the Chemical Substances Agency, depending on order volume and annual consumption. If limits are not exceeded during the year, registration with the Chemical Substances Inspector is not necessary. However, you still need to fill in a substance application declaration as well as a statement on the quantity of the substance purchased during the last year. If specified quantities are exceeded, a suitable licence must be obtained by registration and appointment of an officer responsible for the trade in scheduled substances.
Table: Category 2 drug precursors
Threshold value / year
Salts of substances listed in this category, if the existence of such salts is possible
Each sale of a category 1 and 2 precursor is suitably documented. A filled-in declaration and shipping documents are attached to the invoice/bill. The documentation is stored for a period of minimum 3 years and made available on request of competent authorities for inspection purposes.
Substance application declaration must be filled in on every purchase. For periodic purchases, the declaration may be filled in once for a period of maximum 1 year if:
- the substance has been purchased 3 times over 12 months,
- the seller cannot reasonably suspect that the substance will be used for illegal purposes,
- ordered quantities of the substance are typical of normal, average consumption by the client.
Category 3 drug precursors
Can be purchased in any quantities without declaration. Information on the area in which category 3 precursors are placed on market is made available upon request of the Health Inspector responsible for trade in drug precursors, according to the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/1011 of 24 April 2015.
Table Category 3 drug precursors.
Hydrochloric acid (muriatic acid)
Diethyl ether (ethyl ether)
Butanone (methyl ethyl ketone)
All salts of substances listed in this category, except for salts of hydrochloric acid and sulfuric acid, if the existence of such salts is possible.
2. Explosive precursors
Substances the trade in which is prohibited for the ordinary user, according to the act of 13 April 2016 on the safety of trade in explosive precursors.
On 15 August 2016, the act on the safety of trade in explosive precursors came into force. According to the act, ordinary users, i.e. individuals, are not allowed to trade in the following substances over specific concentration limits for purposes beyond their commercial, economic or professional activity. Below is a list of substances which cannot be purchased by individuals, as defined in the act.
Table 1. List of explosive precursors which cannot be purchased by individuals in concentrations higher than specific concentration limits.
12% by weight
30% by weight
3% by weight
40% by weight
40% by weight
40% by weight
40% by weight
Table 2. Any suspect purchase or attempt to purchase the following substances is reportable.
Calcium ammonium nitrate
3. Methanol (methyl alcohol)
Restrictions on the sale of methanol to consumers (individuals) are stipulated in the regulation of the Minister of Economy of 25 September 2013 (Journal of Laws 2013, item 1173).
The regulation prohibits consumers (individuals) from purchasing:
1) methanol (CAS 67-56-1);
2) substances containing methanol in concentrations higher than 3% by weight;
3) mixtures containing methanol in concentrations higher than 3% by weight.
We only sell methanol to businesses and institutions.