There is a double whammy with ammonium dichromate. In addition to the Cr (VI) toxicity it is also flammable. This may explain the high shipping cost.
The EU is a perfect example of governennt out of control. I bet there are a lot of people who would like to get out of it. Even here in the US we have to put up with some of the idiocies coming from Brussels.
Instead of spending time developing a sound monetary policy the EU has been distracted with other things where they should not be. Why shouldn't responsible people be allowed to buy certain chemicals?