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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.

In Focus

On 24 February 2020, Uzbekistan acceded to ADR. See Depositary Notification C.N.38.2020.TREATIES-XI.B.14.

 

Highlights

On 1 January 2021, the "European Agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road (ADR)" will become the "Agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road (ADR)".

28 January 2020
ADR - Multilateral agreement M313 countersigned by Finland

23 January 2020
ADR - Competent authority - Luxembourg (Update)

21 January 2020
ADR - Guidelines for the use of 5.4.0.2 (use of electronic data exchange)

20 January 2020
ADR - Multilateral agreement M318 countersigned by Latvia

14 January 2020
The updated guidance on the application of the GHS criteria to petroleum substances is now available online.

10 January 2020
Manual of Tests and Criteria (Rev.7): now available online in English and in French.

16 October 2019

ADN - Notification of corrections to the Regulations annexed to ADN (C.N.492.2019.TREATIES-XI.D.6)

10 October 2019
GHS Rev.8: now available online in English and in French.

4 October 2019
Model Regulations: the 21st revised edition is now available online in English and in French.

14 January 2019

ADN - Notification of corrections to the Regulations annexed to ADN (C.N.636.2018.TREATIES-XI.D.6 and C.N.637.2018.TREATIES-XI.D.6)

13 December 2018
ADN - Acceptance of amendments to the Regulations annexed to ADN (C.N.583.2018.TREATIES-XI.D.6)