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.

Highlights

21 September 2018

ADR - Competent authorities (Latvia - Notification according to 1.8.4)

20 September 2018

ADR - Competent authorities (Netherlands -  Notification according to 1.8.4)

17 August 2018

GHS - Rev.7 available online in Chinese

15 August 2018

ADR - Multilateral agreements (M314)

2 August 2018

ADR - Multilateral agreements (M313)

1st July 2018

ADN: Notification of amendments - Depositary notification C.N.297.2018
ADR: Notification of amendments to annexes A and B - Depositary notification C.N.304.2018

21 June 2018

ADR - Competent authorities (Luxembourg - Notification in accordance with 1.9.4)

25 May 2018
ADR - Competent authorities (Spain - Notification in accordance with 1.9.4)

26 April 2018

GHS Rev.7: online presentation available online in Spanish

25 April 2018
ADR - Multilateral agreements (M304)

18 April 2018
ADR - Multilateral agreements (M312)

GHS Rev.7 available online in ArabicRussian and Spanish

16 April 2018

Orange Book Rev.20 (UN Model Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods) available online in Arabic, Chinese and Russian

13 April 2018

UN Manual of Tests and Criteria Rev.6 available online in Arabic, Chinese and Russian