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Competent Authorities

Competent authorities for the transport of dangerous goods


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Air transport, see information here

Sea transport, see information here (register for free access)

Inland transport:

Road, ADR Competent Authorities

Rail: RID Competent Authorities

Inland Waterways: ADN Competent Authorities

Countries A-D
Albania                          Andorra                        Argentina
Australia                        Austria                          Azerbaijan
Belarus                          Belgium                        Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil                              Bulgaria                        Canada
China                             Costa Rica                     Croatia
Cyprus                           Czech Republic            Denmark
Countries E-N
Estonia                                Finland                                  France
Georgia                               Germany                              Greece
Hungary                              Iceland                                  Ireland     
Italy                                      Kazakhstan                          Latvia     
Liechtenstein                     Lithuania                              Luxembourg
Malta                                   Moldova                               Montenegro
Morocco                             Netherlands                         Norway    
Countries O-Z
Peru                                   Poland                                      Portugal
Romania                           Russian Federation                San Marino
Serbia                                Slovakia                                     Slovenia     
Spain                                 Sweden 
Switzerland                      Tajikistan
Thailand                            The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Tunisia                               Turkey                                       Ukraine
United Kingdom              United States     

Country identification (in approval marks)

According to Chapters 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7 and 6.8, certain marks on packagings, including IBCs and large packagings, pressure receptacles, portable tanks and bulk containers should indicate the State authorizing the allocation of the mark or the State of approval by the distinguishing sign of the State of registration used on motor vehicles and trailers in international road traffic, e.g. in accordance with the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic of 1949 or the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic of 1968.

The signs notified to the Secretary-General of the United Nations in relation to these conventions may be found here
Governments that exceptionally use a different sign should inform the secretariat accordingly.

Exceptions notified to the secretariat:
Canada: CA  (instead of CDN)
United Kingdom: GB (instead of UK)