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Dangerous goods

The international transport of dangerous goods on land is governed by agreements drawn up by the relevant international bodies. They are regularly updated to keep pace with technical progress and improve safety.


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The EU converts these rules into specific directives which apply to all transport in the EU, both within and across national borders.

Transport by road, rail and inland waterway is covered by a single EU directive – EU directive 2008/68 – inland transport of dangerous goods.

Relevant documents

Transportable pressure equipment

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