Bulletin No.: 01/1997

Date (Y-M-D): 1997-01-06

Subject: International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code

A new amendment 28/96 of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods ( IMDG ) Code will enter into force internationally on the 1st January 1997.

The Dangerous Goods Shipping Regulations will be amended to include the latest changes to the IMDG Code.

Until the said Regulations are amended, either the existing code (Amendment 27) or the new one may be used; however we urge all users to comply with Amendment 28/96 from the date of entry into force as some other Administration may begin the enforcement on the 1st January 1997.

It is expected that the Regulatory process may take several months. Once the Regulations are amended full compliance with Amendment (28/96) will be required. Industry will be advised accordingly.

The new Code is now available from the publications section of IMO at the following address:

Publications Section
International Maritime Organization
4 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7SR
Tel: 44-0-171-735-7611
Fax: 44-0-171-587-3210

Keywords:                                  Questions concerning this bulletin should be addressed to:

1. New amendment
2. Implementation
3. Availability
Naim Nazha
Transport Canada
Marine Safety
Tower C, Place de Ville
11th Floor, 330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N8

To add or change your address, contact us at: marinesafety@tc.gc.ca

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