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ADR Multilateral agreements

List of Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements
 

Procedures to be followed for the communication of multilateral agreements concluded in accordance with Section 1.5.1 of ADR       

 

 

1) The initiating country contacts the secretariat and informs it of its intention to initiate a multilateral agreement, the draft of which it transmits by e-mail or by mail.  
2) The secretariat registers the title of the draft agreement and assigns it a serial number which it communicates immediately to the initiating country.  
3) The initiating country includes the serial number in the heading of the draft agreement (e.g. "Multilateral agreement M252") and then proposes it to the other Contracting Parties to ADR.  
4) As soon as the initiating country has reached agreement with the parties concerned on the final version of the clauses of the multilateral agreement, it transmits its signed copy to the secretariat in hard copy and/or electronically and transmits unsigned copies to the other Contracting Parties to ADR.  
5) Each signatory country returns its signed copy to the initiating country and transmits a signed copy to the secretariat.  
6) As soon as the secretariat receives the copy signed by a second signatory, the agreement is entered in a database which may be consulted on Internet.  
7) Each Contracting Party which revokes an agreement shall immediately so inform the secretariat.  
8)

The final clause of a multilateral agreement should be worded as follows:
"This agreement shall be valid until (...)a for the carriage on the territories of those ADR Contracting Parties signatory to this agreement. If it is revoked before then by one of the signatories, it shall remain valid until the above mentioned date only for carriage on the territories of those ADR Contracting Parties signatory to this agreement which have not revoked it.

(date ...)b The competent authority for ADR of ... ... (Signature)".

 
9) Where a signatory country signs a multilateral agreement with reservations regarding its application, these reservations shall be expressly mentioned in the copy which it transmits to the secretariat.  
 
Notes
a) Date of expiry of the multilateral agreement which must be indicated by the initiating country in the final version it transmits to the secretariat and to the other Contracting Parties in accordance with paragraph (4) above. This date of expiry must correspond to a maximum period of validity of five years as from the date of signature by the initiating country.  
b) Date of signature for each country concerned.
   

 

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LIST OF MULTILATERAL AGREEMENTS WITH LIST OF COUNTRIES AND DATES

List of Multilateral agreements expired between 2007 and 1 January 2024

M85 Use of the Scandinavian languages in transport documents

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED
Norway 15/12/1998  
Denmark 1/02/1999  
Sweden 15/02/1999  

Date of Expiry: Until revoked by one of the Contracting Parties
View M85 in English.


M178 Language of the particulars to be entered in the transport document

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED
Portugal 13/02/2006  
Spain 1/03/2006  

Date of Expiry: Until revoked by one of the Contracting Parties
View M178 in English


M241 Use of equipment for tanks - Circulated by Germany on 16 June 2016


M288 Carriage of UN 1361 CARBON, packing group III and UN 3088 SELF-HEATING SOLID, ORGANIC, N.O.S. packing group III (Initiated by Germany)


M298 Carriage of unground hard coal, coke and anthracite (Reserved Germany)


M322 Carriage of UN Nos. 0335 and 0336 fireworks

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED
United Kingdom 14/06/2019  
Norway 20/06/2019
Czech Republic 12/09/2019

Date of expiry: 20 August 2024

View explanatory letter in English
View agreement in English


M329 - Carriage of certain wastes containing dangerous goods

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED
Austria 21/09/2020  
Italy 3/11/2020  
Czechia 23/11/2020  
Hungary 9/02/2021  
San Marino 22/07/2021  
Slovakia 25/07/2022  

Date of expiry: 21 September 2025

View agreement in English


M338 - Carriage of BUTADIENES AND HYDROCARBON MIXTURE, STABILIZED of Class 2

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED
Netherlands 27/05/2021  
Germany 14/06/2021  
Belgium 30/06/2021  
France 6/07/2021  
Italy 7/07/2021  
United Kingdom 12/07/2021  
Switzerland 12/07/2021  
San Marino 22/07/2021  
Hungary 23/07/2021  
Poland 31/08/2021  
Luxembourg 28/02/2022  

Date of expiry: 1 July 2025

View agreement


M341 - Environmentally hazardous substances of UN 3082 and the requirement for performance tests of the packaging - Withdrawn - See M343


M342 - Number of trailers in a transport unit (renewal of M304)

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED
Sweden 9/11/2021  
Norway 24/11/2021  
Spain 15/12/2021  
Denmark 15/12/2021  
Finland 27/12/2021  

Date of expiry: 17 December 2026

View agreement and explanatory letter 


M345 - Transport of UN 2672 ammonia solution in IBCs with a vapour pressure of more than 110kPa (1.1bar) at 50°C or 130 kPa (1.3 bar) at 55°C

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED
United Kingdom 31/01/2022  
Ireland 31/01/2022  
Italy 17/06/2022  
San Marino 11/07/2022  
Slovakia 20/10/2022  

Date of expiry: 1 February 2027

View agreement and explanatory letter  (reissued 7/02/2022)


M346 - Carriage of paint residues

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED
Germany 25/05/2022  
France 2/06/2022  
Sweden 20/06/2022  
Luxembourg 16/11/2022  
Ireland 21/12/2023  

Date of expiry: 31 July 2025

View agreement


M347 - Carriage of monkeypox virus

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED
Germany 27/06/2022  
United Kingdom 29/06/2022  
Norway 6/07/2022  
Belgium 18/07/2022  
Austria 25/07/2022  
Switzerland 10/08/2022  
Spain 26/08/2022  
Sweden 6/09/2022  
Finland 24/10/2022  
Luxembourg 16/11/2022  
Poland 24/03/2023  
Iceland 30/10/2023  

Date of expiry: 1 January 2026

View agreement


M349 - Periodic inspection of LPG welded steel cylinders

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED
Italy 07/12/2022  
France 13/12/2022  

Valid until: 31 December 2027

View agreement


M350 - Carriage of dangerous goods in machinery, apparatus or articles 

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED
Germany 19/12/2022  
Netherlands 16/02/2023  
Denmark 30/05/2023  
Austria 20/12/2023  

Valid until 31 December 2024

View agreement


M351 - Exemption from appointing a safety adviser for consignors – ADR 1.8.3.2 (b) (Initiated by United Kingdom on 10 January 2023)

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED
United Kingdom 10/01/2023  
San Marino 13/02/2023  
Italy 23/02/2023  

Valid until 31 December 2024

View agreement


M352 - Carriage of UN 1965 in fixed tanks (tank-vehicles) - Renewal of M320 (Initiated by Norway on 22 March 2023)

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED
Norway 22/03/2023  
Denmark 30/05/2023  
Sweden 15/06/2023  

Valid until 29 February 2028

View proposed agreement and explanatory letter


M353 - Carriage of explosive substances and articles belonging to the Armed Forces set to be destroyed - Renewal of M313 - Initiated by Sweden on 7 June 2023

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED
Sweden 7/06/2023  
United Kingdom 26/07/2023  
Norway 23/08/2023  
Denmark 09/01/2024  

Valid until 7 June 2028

View agreement and explanatory letter


M354 - Carriage of sodium-ion batteries and sodium-ion cells - Initiated by Germany on 28 June 2023

Valid until 30 June 2025

View proposed agreement


M355 - Carriage of waste contaminated with viruses causing haemorrhagic fever - Renewal of M315 - Reserved (Belgium)


BILATERAL AGREEMENTS


3582 Use of Dutch language for the particulars to be entered in the transport document  

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED 
Netherlands 11/03/2009
Belgium 20/03/2009


View bilateral agreement 3582 in Dutch , in French