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Multilateral agreements
ADN
Multilateral agreements

 According to article 7, paragraph (1) of ADN, the Contracting Parties shall retain the right to arrange, for a limited period established in the annexed Regulations, by special bilateral or multilateral agreements, and provided safety is not impaired:

(a) 

that the dangerous goods which under this Agreement are barred from international carriage may, subject to certain conditions, be accepted for international carriage on their inland waterways; or

(b)  

that dangerous goods which under this Agreement are accepted for international carriage only on specified conditions may alternatively be accepted for international carriage on their inland waterways under conditions different from those laid down in the annexed Regulations.

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

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 M007") and then proposes it to the other Contracting Parties to ADN.

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 ADN.

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 ADN 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 ADN Contracting Parties signatory to this agreement which have not revoked it. (date ...)b The competent authority for ADN 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.

 

LIST OF MULTILATERAL AGREEMENTS WITH LIST OF COUNTRIES AND DATES

M001 Derogation on the language in which transport documents shall be drafted and in which the documents to be carried on board shall be drawn up- expired 31 December 2011

M002 Derogation on the carriage of fuel oil, heavy, and fuel oil, residual, in tank vessels- expired 31 December 2012

M003 Derogation on the language in which transport documents shall be drafted and in which the documents to be carried on board shall be drawn up- expired 31 December 2012

M004 Derogation on the carriage of fuel oil, heavy, and fuel oil, residual, in tank vessels

COUNTRY

SIGNED

REVOKED 

Austria

30/11/2012

Serbia

11/01/2013

Slovakia

14/12/2012

Date of Expiry: 31 December 2016   View M004 in English and German.

M005 Derogation on the carriage of heavy heating oil in tank vessels

COUNTRY

SIGNED

REVOKED 

Germany

14/12/2012

Netherlands

20/12/2012

Luxembourg

01/02/2013

Austria

21/06/2013

Date of Expiry: 31 December 2014 (1 and 2 (b), 31 December 2016 (3(a)) or 31 December 2018 (2(a))   View M005 in English.

M006 Derogation on the language in which transport documents shall be drafted and in which the documents to be carried on board shall be drawn up

COUNTRY

SIGNED

REVOKED 

Netherlands

20/12/2012

Germany

20/12/2012

Luxembourg

04/02/2013

Date of Expiry: 20 June 2013   View M006 in English.

M007 Derogation on the carriage of UN No. 1361 CARBON in dry cargo vessels

COUNTRY

SIGNED

REVOKED 

Germany

03/04/2013

Austria

20/06/2013

Netherlands

22/07/2013

Romania

18/12/2013

Date of Expiry: 31 December 2014. View M007 in German, English and French.

 M011 Derogation on the use of flame arrester plate stacks and flame arresters

COUNTRY

SIGNED

REVOKED 

Germany

18/06/2014

France

03/07/2014

Austria

15/07/2014

Date of Expiry: 31 December 2014   View M011 in English and German.


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