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ADG Code Review

The Australian Dangerous Goods Code (the Code) gets reviewed every two years by the National Transport Commission (NTC) to be sure it is meeting the user needs, as well as following the best international practices.

Proposed Amendments to the Code are as follows:
  • Incorporate the latest United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations
  • Make Australia specific amendments that reflect Australian dangerous goods transport practices or requirements, including:
    • The introduction of a Concessional Limited Quantities (CLQ) dangerous goods sub category, which is
      • Limited quantity household and personal care substances
      • Domestic Consumables dangerous goods
      • Dangerous goods determined by the Competent Authorities Panel (CAP) to be CLQ goods
    • The introduction of a simplified CLQ transportation document (which can be used throughout the transport process, regardless of the level of consolidation and regardless of whether a placard is present)
  • Introduction of a two toned placard limit for all limited quantities substances) currently one tone)
  • Introduce a retail distribution package (RDP) for small packages of household and personal care and domestic consumables dangerous goods products
  • Make a number of minor technical or other amendments to the Code including the correction of drafting errors, updated of cross references and clarification of identified ambiguities.

Additional information in regards to the upcoming changes to the Australian Dangerous Goods Code can be found at Overview of Proposed Amendments

For any further questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Transportation Compliance Associates. We would be happy to better explain the upcoming changes.

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