Dangerous Goods Transport Regulations

Below are various regulations concerning Dangerous Goods transport and chemicals

This is not an exhaustive list but a simple guidance to readers about some regulations currently in force.






European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road



(Reglement concernant le transport International ferroviare des merchandises Dangereuses par chemin de fer (RID)  ) The regulations concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by rail



European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways



Rhine River



Danube River



International Air Transport ( Technical Instructions )


CFR 49

Code of Federal Regulations 49 ( U.S.A. Road, Rail, Water, Air)



Transport of Dangerous Goods Canada



Australian Dangerous goods, Code Australia

Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay + Venezuela going to become full member



Agreement on the Transport of Dangerous Goods in MERCOSUR



International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code


Harmonizing all Regulations

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals



Regulations  on safe management on hazardous chemicals China 2011

Other Conventions and Protocols

Montreal Protocol


Ozone Depleting Substances

The Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer (a protocol to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer) is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion.

Bamako Convention


Hazardous Wastes within Africa 

Bamako Convention on the ban on the Import into Africa and the Control of Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within Africa  is a treaty of African nations prohibiting the import of any hazardous (including radioactive) waste

Rotterdam Convention


Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides

The Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, more commonly known simply as the Rotterdam Convention, is a multilateral treaty to promote shared responsibilities in relation to importation of hazardous chemicals.

Stockholm Convention


Persistent Organic Pollutants

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is an international environmental treaty that aims to eliminate or restrict the production and use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

Basel Convention



The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, usually known simply as the Basel Convention, is an international treaty that was designed to reduce the movements of hazardous waste between nations, and specifically to prevent transfer of hazardous waste from developed to less developed countries (LDCs).

Australia Group

Dual Use Chemicals

The Australia Group is an informal group of countries (now joined by the European Commission) established in 1985 (after the use of chemical weapons by Iraq in 1984) to help member countries to identify those of their exports which need to be controlled so as not to contribute to the spread of chemical and biological weapons



The WHO Recommended Classification of Pesticides by Hazard and Guidelines to Classification 2009

One comment

  1. If your organization transports dangerous goods by road or rail, it must be done in accordance with the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADGC), produced by the National Transport Commission (NTC).

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