Multilateral agreements

List of Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements

Procedures to be followed for the communication of multilateral agreements concluded in accordance with Section 1.5.1 of ADR       

 

 

1) The initiating country contacts the secretariat and informs it of its intention to initiate a multilateral agreement, the draft of which it transmits by fax and by e-mail.  
2) The secretariat registers the title of the draft agreement and assigns it a serial number which it communicates immediately to the initiating country.  
3) The initiating country includes the serial number in the heading of the draft agreement (e.g. "Multilateral agreement M252") and then proposes it to the other Contracting Parties to ADR.  
4) As soon as the initiating country has reached agreement with the parties concerned on the final version of the clauses of the multilateral agreement, it transmits its signed copy to the secretariat in hard copy and electronically and transmits unsigned copies to the other Contracting Parties to ADR.  
5) Each signatory country returns its signed copy to the initiating country and transmits a signed copy to the secretariat.  
6) As soon as the secretariat receives the copy signed by a second signatory, the agreement is entered in a database which may be consulted on e-mail/Internet.  
7) Each Contracting Party which revokes an agreement shall immediately so inform the secretariat.  
8)

The final clause of a multilateral agreement should be worded as follows:
"This agreement shall be valid until (...)a for the carriage on the territories of those ADR Contracting Parties signatory to this agreement. If it is revoked before then by one of the signatories, it shall remain valid until the above mentioned date only for carriage on the territories of those ADR Contracting Parties signatory to this agreement which have not revoked it. (date ...)b The competent authority for ADR of ... ... (Signature)".

 
9) Where a signatory country signs a multilateral agreement with reservations regarding its application, these reservations shall be expressly mentioned in the copy which it transmits to the secretariat.  
 
Notes
a) Date of expiry of the multilateral agreement which must be indicated by the initiating country in the final version it transmits to the secretariat and to the other Contracting Parties in accordance with paragraph (4) above. This date of expiry must correspond to a maximum period of validity of five years as from the date of signature by the initiating country.  
b) Date of signature for each country concerned.
 

 

 
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Bilateral agreements

3582 Use of Dutch in transport documents

 

LIST OF MULTILATERAL AGREEMENTS WITH LIST OF COUNTRIES AND DATES


M85 Use of the Scandinavian languages in transport documents

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED
Norway15/12/1998
Denmark1/02/1999
Sweden15/02/1999


Date of Expiry: Until revoked by one of the Contracting Parties
View M85 in English.


M126 Transport of lithium batteries - Expired on 4 April 2008


M128 Carriage of 1081 Tetrafluoroethylene stabilized in tank - Expired on 1 November 2007


M130 Transport in tanks of UN 3375 AMMONIUM NITRATE EMULSION or SUSPENSION or GEL, intermediate for blasting explosives - Expired on 1 January 2008


M131 Transport of small quantities of UN 1057 lighters or lighter refills - Expired on 1 January 2008


M134 Equipement de citernes à déchets opérant sous vide - Expired on 1 May 2008


M137 Transport en vrac de déchets et résidus solides contaminés par des composés polyhalogénés de diphényles et terphényles (PCB et PCT) - Expired on 1 May 2008


M138 Transport of UN 2672 ammonia solution - Expired on 1 February 2008


M139 Admission d'épreuves d'étanchéité de substitution sur les générateurs d'aérosols pleins - Expired on 1 May 2008


M142 Carriage of UN 1963 Helium, Refrigerated Liquid and UN 1966 Hydrogen, Refrigerated Liquid - Expired on 1 February 2008


M143 Carriage of diagnostic specimens - Expired on 15 May 2008


M146 Transport de peroxydes organiques de type C, solides - Expired on 1 January 2009


M151 Training of drivers - Expired on 1 January 2009


M156 Language of the particulars to be entered in the transport document - Expired on 11 March 2009


M158 Carriage of sodium chlorate in tank-vehicles - Expired on 7 June 2009


M162 Carriage of UN 0335 and UN 0336 fireworks - Expired on 13 September 2009


M165 Limited Quantity pack size applicable to UN 1791 Packing Group III - Expired on 12 November 2009


M166 Carriage of 1057 lighters and 1057 lighter refills to retailers - Expired on 1 January 2010


M167 Carriage of UN 2037 RECEPTACLES, SMALL, CONTAINING GAS (GAS CARTRIDGES) with a capacity not exceeding 120 ml - Expired on 1 January 2010


M169 Transport de 3256 téréphtalate de diméthyle (DMT) et de 1230 méthanol dans un conteneur-citerne à vidange par le bas - Expired on 1 January 2010


M172 Carriage of certain wastes containing dangerous goods - Expired on 2 August 2010


M177 Transport document in delivery sale operations - Expired on 1 January 2011


M178 Language of the particulars to be entered in the transport document

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED
Portugal13/02/2006
Spain1/03/2006


Date of Expiry: Until revoked by one of the Contracting Parties
View M178 in English


M180 Carriage of different gases of Class 2 in DOT cylinders in relation to 1.1.4.2 - Expired on 2 June 2011


M182 Carriage of UN 2059 NITROCELLULOSE SOLUTION, FLAMMABLE in IBCs - Expired on 12 June 2011


M183 Carriage in accordande with 1.1.3.6 and the information required in the transport document - Expired on 1 January 2009


M184 Maximum quantity of organic peroxides of Class 5.2 and self-reactive substances of Class 4.1 - Expired on 1 January 2009


M185 Application of the derogation of 1.1.4.2.1 to the carriage of substances of Class 9 which are not subject to the IMDG code or to the ICAO Technical Instructions in a transport chain including maritime or air carriage - Expired on 1 July 2009


M186 Carriage in accordance with special packing provision PP1 of packing instruction P001 - Expired on 1 January 2009


M187 Derogation from Special Provision 330 - Expired on 1 January 2009


M188 Carriage of 1081 Tetrafluoroethylene stabilized in tank- Expired on 1July 2012


M189 Orange-coloured plate marking of vehicles carrying tanks with a capacity of not more than 3000 litres - Expired on 1 January 2009


M190 Carriage of heatpipes containing anhydrous ammonia - Expired on 1 April 2013


M191 Training required for carriage of substances and articles of Class 1, classification code 1.4S - Expired on 30 June 2009


M192 Carriage in packagings to which packing instruction P801 applies - Expired on 1 January 2009


M193 Carriage of UN 2672 ammonia solution in rigid and composite IBCs - Expired on 1 February 2013


M194 Carriage of explosive substances and articles belonging to the Armed Forces set to be destroyed - Expired on 23 June 2013


M195 Carriage of small gas cylinders of compressed nitrogen (UN 1066) - Expired on 1 January 2011


M196 Carriage of liquid dangerous goods of various classes to which packing instructions P001, P400 or P402 are assigned, or to which Particular Requirement PR1 is assigned in the Table in 4.1.4.4 - Expired on 20 May 2013


M197 Carriage of cylinders intended for breathing apparatus - Expired on 1 January 2011


M198 Number of trailers in a transport unit - Expired on 11 June 2013


M199 Security provisions of Chapter 1.10 for the transport of animal material (Original version) - Expired on 1 January 2009


M199 Security provisions of Chapter 1.10 for the transport of animal material (Editorially revised version) - Expired on 1 January 2011


M200 Carriage of large battery-assemblies prototypes (UN 3090) - Expired on 1 January 2010


M201 Mobile explosives manufacturing units (MEMUs) - Expired on 30 June 2009


M202 Training of drivers - Expired on 31 december 2013


M203 Carriage in pressure receptacles of chlorosilanes, assigned to packing instruction P010 - Expired on 31 december 2012


M204 Carriage of 1-Hydroxybenzotriazole monohydrate under UN 3474- Expired on 1 July 2011


M205 Carriage of substances in class 9 which are not subject to the IMDG Code or to the ICAO Technical Instructions in a transport chain including maritime or air carriage - Expired on 1 June 2011


M206 Special marking provisions for environmentally hazardous substances - Expired on 1 January 2010


M207 Carriage in pressure receptacles of chlorosilanes, assigned to packing instruction P010 - Expired on 30 december 2012


M208 Additional equipments for carrying out emergency actions for the carriage of gases - Expired on 1 July 2011


M209 Carriage of UN 3468 Hydrogen in a metal hydride storage system - Expired on 31 December 2010


M210 Marking requirements in SP 188 for button cells installed in equipment - Expired on 31 December 2010


M211 Marking requirements in SP 188 for button cells installed in equipment - Expired on 31 December 2010


M212 Carriage of UN 0335 and 0336- Expired on 19 August 2014


M213 Transport of UN 1057 LIGHTERS and UN 1057 LIGHTER REFILLS - Expired on 1 January 2015


M214 Anti-lock braking system for trailers - Expired on 1 January 2011


M215 Carriage of UN 1011, UN 1075, UN 1965 and UN 1978 in pressure receptacles  - Expired on 1 February 2015


M216 Transport de bouteilles pour appareils respiratoires - Expired on 1 January 2013


M217 Carriage of gas tanks or gas storage systems from motor vehicles powered by gases of UN Nos. 1011, 1049, 1075, 1954, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1971 or 1978 - Expired on 1 January 2013


M218 Placarding of containers used exclusively in a road transport operation - Expired on 1 January 2013


M219 Derogation from special provisions 188 and 230 concerning the test requirements for lithium metal and lithium ion batteries - Expired on 1 January 2011


M220 Carriage of pressure vessels for Class 2 or Class 8 substances in salvage pressure receptacles - Expired on 1 January 2014


M221 Carriage of vehicle fuel gas tanks or vehicle fuel gas storage systems containing gases of UN Nos. 1011, 1049, 1075, 1954, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1971 or 1978 - Expired on 1 January 2013


M222 Carriage of certain wastes containing dangerous goods  - Expired on 2 August 2015


M223 Carriage of UN 1950 AEROSOLS - Expired on 1 January 2013


M224 Derogation from special provision 239 for the carriage of batteries, containing sodium, or cells, containing sodium (UN 3292) - Expired on 1 January 2013


M225 Number of trailers in a transport unit  - Expired on 6 October 2015


M226 Carriage of desulfurization agents containing UN 1402 calcium carbide of Class 4.3, packing group I  - Expired on 1 July 2015


M227 Carriage of uncleaned medical devices - Expired on 1 July 2013


M228 Carriage of pre-production prototypes of large Lithium-ion batteries assemblies (UN 3480) - Expired on 27 December 2015


M229 Vibration testing of Intermediate Bulk Containers - Expired on 1 January 2016


M230 Carriage of UN 2990 and UN 3072 (life-saving appliances, self-inflating and not self-inflating) - Expired on 1 January 2013


M231 Carriage of chemicals under pressure - Expired on 1 January 2013


M232 Carriage of medical devices or equipment - Expired on 1 January 2013


M233 Carriage of lithium batteries - Expired on 1 January 2013


M234 Transitional provisions for in-house inspection services (IS) - Expired on 1 January 2012


M235 Carriage of fuel oil, heavy, and fuel oil, residual - Expired on 1 January 2013


M236 Transport document in delivery sale operations - Expired on 12 May 2016


M237 Carriage of different gases of Class 2 in US Department of Transportation cylinders in relation to 1.1.4.2 - Expired on 1 June 2016


M238 Carriage of lighters and lighter refills - Expired on 1 January 2013


M239 Carriage of used lithium cells and batteries - Expired on 1 January 2013


M240 Carriage of fuel oil, heavy, and fuel oil, residual - Expired on 1 January 2013


M241 Use of equipments for tanks

Circulated by Germany on 16 June 2016


M242 Use of equipments for tanks - Expired on 1 January 2012


M243 Carriage of UN 1402, Calcium Carbide, Class 4.3, Packing group I, in tanks - Expired on 1 January 2013


M244 Carriage of UN 1013 Carbon dioxide or UN 1066 Nitrogen in cylinders having a test pressure capacity product of more than 15 MPa (150 bar.litre) and not more than 15.2 MPa (152 bar.litre) - Expired on 1 January 2013


M245  Environmentally hazardous substance requirements related to Class 7 - Expired on 1 January 2013


M246 Use of tanks - Expired on 1 January 2013


M247  Concerning the periodic inspection of some steel cylinders intended for the carriage of liquefied petroleum gas (UN 1965) - Expired on 1 January 2017


M248  Concerning the carriage of “UN 1081 Tetrafluoroethylene stabilized” in a battery-vehicles and multiple-element gas containers (MEGCs) - Expired on 1 January 2013


M249  Concerning the marking and labelling of cylinders for Class 2 - Expired on 1 January 2013


M250  Concerning the type approval of accessories for tanks in accordance with Chapter 6.8 - Germany - Expired on 1 January 2013


M251  On a derogation from special provisions 188 and 230 concerning the test requirements for ltihium-metal and lithium-ion batteries (UN Nos. 3090, 3091, 3480 and 3481)- Germany - Expired on 1 January 2013


M252  Concerning the carriage of damaged lithium batteries (UN Nos. 3090, 3091, 3480 and 3481) - Expired on 1 January 2013


M253  Heavy fuel oil 

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED 
Belgium20/11/2012
United Kingdom17/12/2012
Germany19/12/2012
Ireland17/01/2013
Italy9/04/2013

Date of Expiry: 1 January 2018

View M253 in English


M254  Placarding of containers used exclusively in a road transport operation

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED 
Portugal4/12/2012
Spain10/01/2013

Date of Expiry: 1 January 2018

View M254 in English


 M255  Periodic inspection of LPG welded steel cylinders

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED 
Italy14/12/2012
France15/01/2013

Date of Expiry: 31 December 2017

View explanatory letter in English
View M255 in English


 M256  Transport of UN 2672 ammonia solution in rigid and composite IBCs

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED 
United Kingdom3/01/2013
Ireland17/01/2013
Portugal17/06/2013
Italy26/09/2016

Date of Expiry: 31 January 2018

View explanatory letter in English
View M256 in English

 


M257  IBC packing instructions IBC04 to IBC08 - Expired on 1 January 2015


M258 Carriage of heatpipes containing anhydrous ammonia 

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED 
France6/03/2013
Italy22/09/2014

Date of Expiry: 5 March 2018

View explanatory letter and agreement in English, in French


M259 Carriage of damaged lithium batteries - Expired on 1 January 2015


M260 Substances which when in carriage present a risk of asphyxiation - Expired on 1 January 2015


M261 Concerning the replacement reference to standard EN ISO/IEC 17020:2004 by a reference to EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012 (except clause 8.1.3)  - Expired on 1 March 2015


M262 Concerning the number of trailers in a transport unitcarrying dangerous goods in packages only

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED
Sweden2/05/2013
Spain26/06/2013
Denmark5/09/2013
Finland20/12/2013

Date of Expiry: 3 May 2018

View explanatory letter and M262 in English


M263 Concerning the number of trailers in a transport unitcarrying dangerous goods in bulk or in tanks

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED
Sweden2/05/2013
Spain26/06/2013
Denmark3/09/2013
Finland20/12/2013

Date of Expiry: 3 May 2018

View explanatory letter and M263 in English


M264 Concerning the marking of bundles of cylinders - Expired on 1 January 2015


M265 Concerning special provision S12 - Expired on 1 January 2015


M266 Carriage of explosive substances and articles belonging to the Armed Forces set to be destroyed

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED
Sweden1/08/2013
Austria19/08/2013
Germany2/09/2013
Denmark5/09/2013
Norway9/09/2013
United Kingdom18/12/2013
Finland20/12/2013
Portugal06/02/2014
Netherlands05/03/2014
Bulgaria13/03/2014
France30/05/2014

Date of Expiry: 1 August 2018

View explanatory letter and M266 in English


M267 Carriage of cylinders used on board a ship of aircraft - Expired on 1 January 2015


M268 Carriage of packagings, discarded, empty, uncleaned (UN 3509) - Expired on 1 January 2015


M269 Marking of UN numbers on LPG cylinders

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED
Italy30/10/2013
France19/12/2013
Spain20/12/2013
United Kingdom14/01/2014
Switzerland24/03/2014
Finland12/05/2014
Portugal12/06/2014

Date of Expiry: 1 July 2018

View explanatory letter in English and agreement in French, English and Spanish


M270 Working pressure of composite cylinders intended for the carriage of hydrogen (UN 1049)

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED
France18/02/2014
Belgium22/05/2014

Date of Expiry: 15 February 2019

View agreement in English


M271 Additive devices as a part of the service equipment of tanks - Expired on 1 January 2015


M272 Carriage of lithium ion and lithium metal cells and batteries and equipment containing such cells and batteries carried for disposal or recycling under special provision 636  - Expired on 1 July 2015


M273 Marking of gas cylinders

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED
Germany12/02/2014
Spain12/03/2014
Ireland8/05/2014
Finland12/05/2014
France30/05/2014
United Kingdom15/07/2014
Switzerland26/08/2014
Portugal25/11/2014
Austria12/05/2015
Italy20/07/2015

Date of Expiry: 1 July 2018

View explanatory letter in English
View agreement in English, German and Spanish


M274 concerning the carriage of articles, pressurized, pneumatic (UN 3164) under special provision 371 - Expired on 1 January 2015


M275 Concerning vacuum operated waste tanks - Expired on 1 January 2015


M276 Concerning the construction of FL and OX vehicles using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel for their propulsion - Expired on 1 January 2017


M278 Concerning the carriage of liquefied petroleum gas (UN 1965) in fixed tanks

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED
Norway25/06/2014
Sweden27/06/2014
Denmark28/10/2014

Date of Expiry: 1 June 2019

View explanatory letter and agreement in English


M279 Concerning the carriage of UN 0335, UN 0336 fireworks

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED
United Kingdom24/07/2014
Norway29/07/2014
Czech Republic4/09/2014

Date of Expiry: 19 August 2019

View explanatory letter in English
View agreement in English


M280 Concerning the carriage of UN 3077 and UN 3082 when transported in receptacles not exceeding 5 kg or 5 litres - Expired on 1 January 2015


M281 Carriage of waste contaminated with viruses causing haemorrhagic fever - Expired on 1 January 2017


M282 Carriage of UN 1361 CARBON, packing group III and UN 3088 SELF-HEATING SOLID, ORGANIC, N.O.S. packing group III

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED
Poland28/11/2014
Germany19/12/20141/09/2015
France9/03/2015

Date of Expiry: 1 July 2019

View agreement in English, in German


M283 Concerning dangerous Goods safety advisers as regards special provision 664

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED
France15/12/2014
Belgium19/12/2014

Date of Expiry: 1 January 2020

View agreement in French and English


M284 Concerning the carriage of viscous liquids which are also environmentally hazardous when transported in receptacles not exceeding 5 litres - Expired on 1 January 2017


M285 Relatif au transport d'équipements contenant des piles au lithium - Expired on 1 January 2017


M286 Relatif aux restrictions de circulations dans les tunnels - Expired on 1 January 2017


M287 Carriage of certain wastes containing dangerous goods

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED
Austria26/6/2015
Czech Republic2/07/2015
Liechtenstein15/09/2015
Italy10/06/2016

Date of Expiry: Applies from 2 August 2015 up to 1 August 2020

View explanatory letter in English
View agreement in English, in German


M288 Carriage of UN 1361 CARBON, packing group III and UN 3088 SELF-HEATING SOLID, ORGANIC, N.O.S. packing group III (Initiated by Germany)


M289 Carriage of elevated temperature substances for the purpose of applying road markings - Expired on 1 January 2017


M290 Carriage of infected animals - Expired on 1 January 2017


M291 Packing instruction P502 for UN 1873 - Expired on 1 January 2017


M292 Carriage of damaged lithium batteries - Expired on 1 January 2017


M293 Use of LNG, CNG and LPG as fuel for vehicles carrying dangerous goods - Expired on 1 January 2017


M294 Carriage of pre-production prototypes of large Lithium-ion batteries assemblies (UN 3480) 

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED
France1/02/2016
Germany17/02/2016
Poland30/03/2016
Switzerland20/05/2016
Italy26/09/2016

Date of Expiry: 1 January 2018

View explanatory letter in English

View agreement in English, in German


M295 Carriage of lithium cells and batteries of production runs, consisting of not more than 100 cells and batteries, or pre-production prototypes of cells and batteries carried for testing (UN 3090 – 3091 – 3480 - 3481) - Expired on 1 January 2017


M296 Carriage of Hybrid Lithium batteries, containing both primary lithium metal cells and rechargeable lithium ion cells

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED
France1/02/2016
Germany18/02/2016
United Kingdom8/04/2016
Switzerland20/05/2016
Italy26/09/2016

Date of Expiry (corrected 1 March 2016): 1 July 2019

View explanatory letter in English

View agreement in English, in German


M297 Carriage of genetically modified live animals  - Expired on 1 January 2017


M298 Carriage of unground hard coal, coke and anthracite (Reserved Germany)


M299 Carriage of different gases of Class 2 in US Department of Transportation pressure receptacles in relation to 1.1.4.2

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED
United Kingdom24/05/2016
France27/05/2016
Ireland31/05/2016
Germany3/06/2016
Austria7/06/2016
Switzerland17/06/2016
Portugal22/06/2016
Sweden28/06/2016
Netherlands5/07/2016
Italy19/08/2016
Finland19/09/2016

Date of Expiry: 1 June 2019

View agreement in English, in French, in German


M300 Transport document in sale delivery operations 

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED
Portugal29/06/2016
Spain11/07/2016

Date of Expiry: 12 May 2021

View proposed agreement in English , in Spanish


M301 Periodic inspection of some steel cylinders intended for the carriage of liquefied petroleum gas (UN 1965)

Circulated by France on 2 August 2016

View explanatory letter in English
View proposed agreement in English, in French


M302 Carriage of magnesium hydride in transportable hydrogen storage systems 

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED
France19/07/2016
Italy19/08/2016

Date of Expiry: 1 January 2020

View explanatory letter in English

View proposed agreement in English 


M303 Concerning the carriage of Lithium cells or batteries installed in equipment from private households collected and handed over for carriage for depollution, dismantling, recycling or disposal

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED
Germany16/11/2016
Austria21/02/2017

Date of expiry: 1 January 2019

View explanatory letter in English
View proposed agreement in English, in German


M304 Concerning the number of trailers in a transport unit

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED
Sweden9/12/2016
Spain30/01/2017

Date of expiry: 17 December 2021

View explanatory letter and agreement in English

View agreement in Spanish


M305 Carriage of contaminated wastes - Reserved (Belgium)


 

LIST OF BILATERAL AGREEMENTS


3582 Use of Dutch language for the particulars to be entered in the transport document  

COUNTRYSIGNEDREVOKED 
Netherlands11/03/2009
Belgium20/03/2009


View bilateral agreement 3582 in Dutch , in French

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