Regulations Update 2017

Which regulation applies now?

Many changes have been introduced by the various Regulations applicable from 1 January 2017, nevertheless the previous regulations may continue to be applied for  transitional periods varying from six months (ADR) to a year (IMDG); not all changes in regulations  shall apply with the same timing in the different transport modes: 

  • for road transport, ADR 2017 applies from 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2018, but ADR 2015 may be used on a voluntary basis until 30 June 2017, so for a transitional period of six months old Regulation will coexist with the new one.
  • for maritime transport the regulation in force is IMDG Code 37-14 until 31 December 2017, but  from 1 January 2017 you can already use voluntarily the new IMDG Code 38-16 as an alternative, due a transitional period of one year.
  • only the air transport regulation IATA DGR 2017, 58th edition, applies from 1 January to 31 December 2017 without transitional period.

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