Brazil Adopts 19th Revision of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – Model Regulations

by Steve Schulte, CHMM, CPP, DGSAIn Brazil, the transportation of dangerous goods is regulated under the National Land Transport Agency (ANTT). On December 14, 2016, ANTT approved Resolution 5.232 adopting the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, 19th Revision.Some of the additions to the Brazilian 2016 Resolution for the Transport of Dangerous Goods include the following:Forty new UN listings,New classification methods,Updates on Lithium batteries, flammable liquid and organic peroxides hazard classes.Brazil’s resolution also requires safer packaging for certain dangerous goods and new types of labels for the transport of small quantities of dangerous goods.This update does not immediately update the transport classification requirements under MERCOSUR. Manufacturers, importers and distributors doing business within the MERCOSUR region may encounter a classification issue between MERCOSUR and Brazil’s update, since MECOSUR is under the 9th Revision of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and Brazil will be under the 19th Revision.The resolution goes into effect July 16, 2017.The full context and changes proposed in the amendment can be found on Brazil’s National Land Transport Agency (ANTT) website: http://portal.antt.gov.br/index.php/content/view/4961.htmlReference:National Land Transport Agency (ANTT) website (in Portuguese): http://portal.antt.gov.br/index.php/content/view/4961.htmlLet's block ads! (Why?)