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Dangerous Goods

Introduction

Dangerous goods are subject to transport, workplace, storage, consumer and environment protection regulations, to prevent accidents to persons, property or the environment, to other goods or to the means of transport employed. 

To ensure consistency between all these regulatory systems, the United Nations has developed mechanisms for the harmonization of hazard classification criteria and communication tools, and for transport conditions for all modes for transport. UNECE also administers regional agreements for effective implementation of these mechanisms for road, rail and inland waterways transport of dangerous goods.

In Focus

A protocol of amendment to remove the word "European" from the title of the ADR was adopted by a Conference of the Parties to the Agreement on Monday 13 May 2019. All the information regarding the Conference and its outcome is available here

 

Highlights

20 May 2019
ADR - Multilateral agreement M318 countersigned by Sweden and Germany

10 May 2019
ADR - Linguistic versions - Link to ADR in Polish
ADR - Competent authorities - Updates (Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein)

2 May 2019
ADR - Multilateral agreement M318 countersigned by France

12 April 2019
ADR - Competent authorities - Updates (Spain)

8 April 2019
ADR - Competent authorities - Updates (Andorra, Germany)

3 April 2019
ADR - Competent authorities - Updates (Spain, Switerland)

1 April 2019
ADR - Multilateral agreement M317 countersigned by Sweden

30 January 2019
ADR - The printed edition of ADR 2019 is now available for sale in Russian

14 January 2019
ADN - Notification of corrections to the Regulations annexed to ADN (C.N.636.2018.TREATIES-XI.D.6 and C.N.637.2018.TREATIES-XI.D.6)

13 December 2018
ADN - Acceptance of amendments to the Regulations annexed to ADN (C.N.583.2018.TREATIES-XI.D.6)