Main changes in ADR 2017
The new ADR 2017 edition has been published. Prescriptions of the ADR 2017 can be applied voluntarily until 30th June 2017, and will come into force on 1st July 2017 on an international transport level.
Some of the changes made to the dangerous goods list through ADR 2017 are:
- Introduction of 8 UN numbers, 4 of which refer to polymerizing materials, not otherwise specified (N.O.S.);
- Changes for 5 proper shipping names;
- Deletion or change of packing group and labeling for some UN numbers;
- Introduction of a new Label (code 9A) for Lithium batteries (UN numbers 3090, 3091, 3480, 3481)
IATA 2017 and IMDG 2016 have been published
The 58th edition of IATA (2017) has been published, incorporating the changes brought to the dangerous goods list by ADR 2017. In addition to the aforementioned changes brought by ADR 2017, IATA 2017 brings new changes, such as changes to special dispositions for Methanol (UN number 1230);
IMDG 2016 (amendment 38-16) has been published as well and will come into force on the 1st January 2018, lasting two years. The IMDG 2016 may be applied voluntarily from 1st January 2017.
For more information regarding ADR 2017, IATA 2017 and IMDG 2016 please visit the following links:
- IATA 2017 changes and amendments
- Information regarding ADR 2017
- IMDG 2016 changes and amendments (Amendment 38-16)