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

The Conference of the Parties to the 1957 European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) will take place in Geneva, on 13 May 2019, during the 106th session of the Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. All the information and documentation for the session will be made available here

 

Highlights

12 April 2019
ADR - Competent authorities - Updates (Spain)

8 April 2019
ADR - Competent authorities - Updates (Andorra, Germany)

3 April 2019
ADR - Competent authorities - Updates (Spain, Switerland)

1 April 2019
ADR - Multilateral agreement M317 countersigned by Sweden

29 March 2019
ADR - Multilateral agreement M315 countersigned by the Netherlands

26 March 2019
ADR - Competent authorities - Ireland (notification of recognized technical codes)

30 January 2019
ADR - The printed edition of ADR 2019 is now available for sale in Russian

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)

13 December 2018
ADR - The printed edition of ADR 2019 (and its Corr.1) is now available for sale (English and French)

11 December 2018
ADR - Accession of Tunisia to the protocol amending article 1 (A), article 14 (1) and article 14 (3) (B) of the ADR - Depositary notification C.N.584.2018