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Bilateral 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.

 

 

 

The special bilateral or multilateral agreements referred to in this paragraph shall be communicated immediately to the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe, who shall communicate them to the Contracting Parties which are not signatories to the said agreements.

According to paragraphs 1.5.1.2 and 1.5.1.3 of the annexed Regulations, the period of validity of the temporary derogation shall not be more than five years from the date of its entry into force. The temporary derogation shall automatically cease as from the date of the entry into force of a relevant amendment to these annexed Regulations. Transport operations on the basis of these agreements shall constitute transport operations in the sense of ADN.

So far, no bilateral agreement has been communicated to the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.