Guidance

Carriage of dangerous goods multilateral agreements

List of temporary derogations from ADR and RID.

Documents

ADR M284: carriage of viscous liquids which are also environmentally hazardous when transported in receptacles not exceeding 5 litres, valid until: 31 December 2016 (mode: roads)

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ADR M280: concerning the carriage of UN 3077 and UN 3082 when transported in receptacles not exceeding 5 kg or 5 litres, valid until: 31 December 2014 (mode: roads)

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ADR M279: concerning the carriage of UN 0335, UN 0336 fireworks, valid until: 19 August 2019 (mode: roads)

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ADR M276: concerning the construction of FL and OX vehicles using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel for their propulsion, valid until: 31 December 2016 (mode: roads)

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ADR M274: concerning the carriage of articles, pressurized, pneumatic (UN 3164) under special provision 371, valid until: 31 December 2014 (mode: roads)

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ADR M273: marking of gas cylinders, valid until: 30 June 2018 (mode: roads)

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ADR M271: additive devices as a part of the service equipment of tanks, valid until: 31 December 2014 (mode: roads)

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ADR M269: marking of UN numbers on LPG cylinders, valid until: 30 June 2018 (mode: roads)

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ADR M267: carriage of cylinders used on board a ship of aircraft, valid until: 31 December 2014 (mode: roads)

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ADR M266: carriage of explosive substances and articles belonging to the Armed Forces set to be destroyed, valid until: 1 August 2018 (mode: roads)

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ADR M265: carriage of special provision S12, valid until: 1 January 2015 (mode: roads)

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ADR M264: carriage of marking of bundle cylinders, valid until: 31 December 2014 (mode: roads)

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ADR M261: under paragraph 1.5.1 of Annex A of ADR, concerning the replacement reference to standard EN ISO/IEC 17020:2004 by a reference to EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012 (except clause 8.1.3), valid until: 28 February 2015 (mode: roads)

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ADR M260: under paragraph 1.5.1 of Annex A of ADR, concerning packages and containers that include substances which when in carriage present a risk of asphyxiation, valid until: 31 December 2014 (mode: roads)

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ADR M259: carriage of damaged or defective lithium cells or batteries (UN 3090-3091-3480-3481) valid until: 31 December 2014 (mode: roads)

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ADR M256: under paragraph 1.5.1 of Annex A of ADR, concerning the transport of UN 2672 ammonia solution in rigid and composite intermediate bulk containers, valid until: 31 January 2018 (mode: roads)

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ADR M253: carriage of fuel oil, heavy, and fuel oil, residual, valid until: 31 December 2017 (mode: roads)

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RID 2/2014: carriage of damaged or defective lithium cells or batteries classified under UN 3090, UN 3091, UN 3480 or UN 3481, valid until: 31 December 2014 (mode: rail)

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RID 3/2013: marking of bundles of cylinders, valid until: 31 December 2014 (mode: rail)

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RID 2/2013: packages, wagons and containers that include substances which when in carriage present a risk of asphyxiation, valid until: 31 December 2014 (mode: rail)

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RID 1/2013: replacement reference to standard EN ISO/IEC 17020:2004 by a reference to EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012 (except clause 8.1.3), valid until: 28 February 2015 (mode: rail)

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RID 5/2012: carriage of fuel oil, heavy, and fuel oil, residual, valid until: 31 December 2017 (mode: rail)

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Detail

Chapter 1.5 of ADR and RID allows contracting parties to agree temporary derogations from ADR/RID between themselves. The page on International transport of dangerous goods explains multilateral agreements (MAs).

The MAs downloadable from this page are current ones which the UK has signed. If carrying dangerous goods in accordance with a MA, a copy of it must be carried on the vehicle. See also authorisations, which implement certain MAs domestically.

Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) multilateral agreements

Roads multilateral agreements

  • ADR M253 (PDF, 45KB) Carriage of fuel oil, heavy, and fuel oil, residual. Valid until: 31 December 2017. Mode: Roads
  • ADR M264 (PDF, 252KB) Carriage of marking of bundle cylinders. Valid until: 31 December 2014. Mode: Roads
  • ADR M265 (PDF, 451KB) Carriage of special provision S12. Valid until: 1 January 2015. Mode: Roads
  • ADR M266 (PDF, 414KB) Carriage of explosive substances and articles belonging to the Armed Forces set to be destroyed. Valid until: 1 August 2018. Mode: Roads
  • ADR M267 (PDF, 416KB) Carriage of cylinders used on board a ship of aircraft. Valid until: 31 December 2014. Mode: Roads
  • ADR M237 (PDF, 50KB)
    Carriage of different gases danger of Class 2 in US Department of Transportation cylinders in relation to 1.1.4.2. Valid until 1 June 2016.
    Mode: Roads
  • ADR M212 (PDF, 422KB) Carriage of UN 0335 and UN 0336 fireworks. Valid until: 14 August 2014.
    Mode: Roads

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) multilateral agreements