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.
3 January 2023
3 January 2023
ADR 2023 (Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road) available online
ADR Multilateral agreements: new M349 concerning periodic inspection of LPG welded steel cylinders initiated by Italy and signed by France
ADR Multilateral agreements: Luxembourg signed M346 (Carriage of paint residues) and M347 (Carriage of monkeypox virus)
ADR Competent authorities: Notifications in accordance with 1.9.4 (additional provisions concerning the transport of dangerous goods by road) and 1.9.5 (tunnel restrictions) in the Netherlands (update)
25 January 2022
GHS Rev.9: Chinese and Spanish versions online
15 September 2021
GHS Rev.9 (2021) available online
25 January 2021
The information about the GHS implementation worldwide has been updated and a new online form for submission of information is now available.
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