Transport regulations in Europe

The transport of dangerous goods across borders in Europe is regulated by international agreements on the different modes of transport (by road, rail, inland waters, sea and/or air) as developed by the U.N. recommendation on the Transport of Dangerous Goods or by MARPOL.

National laws regulate the transport inside the territory of a country. The domestic regulations in each European country have progressively converged towards the corresponding international ones. The European agreements concerning carriage by road (ADR), and inland waters (ADN), and rail (RID) apply within and between member states of the EU.

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  • ADN
  • ADR
  • EU
  • RID