European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)
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European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)

Applicable as from 1 January 2011

This authoritative Agreement is intended to increase the safety of international transport of dangerous goods by road. Regularly amended and updated since its entry into force, it contains the conditions under which dangerous goods may be carried internationally. This version has been prepared on the basis of amendments applicable as from 1 January 2011. It contains in particular revised provisions concerning the carriage of dangerous goods packed in limited quantities and the carriage of substances which are toxic by inhalation, new criteria for the classification of environmentally hazardous substances, revised requirements for the construction and testing of pressure receptacles, tanks, battery-vehicles and MEGCs, including conformity assessment and periodic inspection, as well as revised provisions for the training of drivers, the safety obligations of unloaders and instructions in writing to be carried on board the vehicle.
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The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) was done at Geneva on 30 September 1957 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, and it entered into force on 29 January 1968. The Agreement itself was amended by the Protocol amending article 14 (3) done at New York on 21 August 1975, which entered into force on 19 April 1985.