Dangerous Goods

About Dangerous Goods

Transport of dangerous goods needs to be regulated in order to prevent, as far as possible, accidents to persons or property and damage to the environment, the means of transport employed or to other goods. However, with different regulations in every country and for different modes of transport, international trade in chemicals and dangerous products would be seriously impeded, if not made impossible and unsafe. Moreover, dangerous goods are also subject to other kinds of regulations, e.g. work safety regulations, consumer protection regulations, storage regulations, environment protection regulations.

In order to ensure consistency between all these regulatory systems, the United Nations has developed mechanisms for the harmonization of hazard classification criteria and hazard communication tools (GHS) as well as for transport conditions for all modes for transport (TDG). In addition, the UNECE administers regional agreements that ensure the effective implementation of these mechanisms as far as transport of dangerous goods by road, rail and inland waterways is concerned.

Latest news

29 May 2017
ADR - Country information - Update (Ireland)

24 May 2017
ADR - Instructions in writing - Lithuanian version and Italian version (revised)

22 May 2017
ADR - Instructions in writing - Estonian version (revised)
ADR - Multilateral agreements - M300 and M303

19 May 2017
ADR - Instructions in writing - Finnish and Italian versions

17 May 2017
ADR - Driver training certificate (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
ADR - Multilateral agreements - M305
ADR - Competent authorities (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

5 May 2017
ADR - Instructions in writing - Dutch version (Belgium) and revised Slovak version

3 May 2017
ADR - Multilateral agreements - M294 and M301

2 May 2017
ADN - Corrigendum (Corr.4) to ADN 2015 available

1 May 2017
ADR - Instructions in writing - Polish version

21 April 2017
ADR - Instructions in writing - Dutch version

5 April 2017
ADR  - Instructions in writing - Estonian version
ADR - Multilateral agreements - M299

8 March 2017
ADR - Multilateral agreements - M303

6 March 2017
ADR - Instructions in writing - Spanish version (revised)

3 March 2017
ADR - Instructions in writing - Slovak version

21 February 2017
ADR - Instructions in writing - Slovenian version

16 February 2017
ADR - Instructions in writing - Turkish version

10 February 2017
ADR - Instructions in writing - Spanish version

7 February 2017
ADR 2017 - Provisional corrigendum (English and French)

14 July 2016

GHS Rev.6: available online in Arabic

25 May 2016
GHS Rev.6, Corrigenda: Corrigendum 1 (English and French) and Corrigendum 2 (applicable to the Spanish version only) are now available online

24 May 2016
GHS Rev.6: available online in Russian

GHS implementation status updated: (transport of dangerous goods)

18 J anuary 2016
GHS Rev.6: available online in Chinese

21 December 2015
GHS Rev.6: available online in Spanish

13 November 2015
GHS Rev.6: powerpoint presentations now available online in English, French and Spanish

24 September 2015
GHS Rev.6: available online in English and French

Legal news

ADR: Acceptance of corrections - Depositary notification C.N.120.2017

ADR, 1993 Protocole of amendments - Accession of Ukraine

ADR: Proposals of corrections to annexes A and B as amended - Depositary notification C.N.891.2016

ADR: Acceptance of amendments to annexes A and B as amended - Depositary notification C.N.477.2016

ADR - Accession of Georgia

ADR: Proposals of amendments by Portugal to annexes A and B as amended - Depositary notification C.N.443.2016 (Reissued 12 July)

ADN: Proposal of amendments to the regulations annexed to the ADN - Depositary notification C.N.444.2016.TREATIES-XI.D.6

ADR, 1993 Protocole of amendments - Accession of Serbia

ADR, 1993 Protocole of amendments - Accession of Turkey

ADR: Acceptance of amendments to annexes A and B as amended - Depositary notification C.N.710.2015-TREATIES-XI.B.14

ADR: Acceptance of corrections - Depositary notification CN.445.2015-Treaties

ADR: Proposals of corrections to annexes A and B as amended Depositary notification CN.371.2015-Treaties and Proposals of amendments by Portugal to annexes A and B as amended - Depositary notification CN.354.2015-Treaties