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.
On 1 January , 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 ". By 30 November , none of the Contracting Parties had communicated an objection to the Secretary-General.
Consequently, the amendment to the title of the ADR is deemed accepted and shall enter into force for all the Contracting Parties on 1 January See depositary notifications C. Skip to main content.
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