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1.866.271.GEMC (4362)

info@gemc.ca

Do you deal with Dangerous Goods Shipping, Packaging, or Handling and not know where to start? We can help you get set up with an aduit, training or a simple chat to help you move forward. Contact us for a Consult today!

IMDG Code - 2018 Edition

November 21, 2019

The 2018 IMDG Code comes into force on January 1, 2020. If you ship dangerous goods through marine transport, make sure you have the updated Code.




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To ensure compliance with the TDG Regulations, stakeholders must address any existing gaps with TDG Regulations before January 31, 2021. This may include:

  • ensuring that all employees are trained as per the TDG Regulations and hold a valid training certificate
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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) provided a status update on the forthcoming IMDG Code Amendment 40-20 (i.e., the 2020 Edition) this week.

IMO announced that mandatory compliance with the forthcoming IMDG Codeamendment will start on June 1, 2022. 

IMO plans to release Amendment 40–20 in early 2021. The new Code may be applied voluntarily after January 1, 2021. 

Under normal conditions, Amendment 40-20 would have been published in Fall 2020. Compliance with a new IMDG Code amendment is voluntary in the first year following publication (i.e., 2021) and mandatory in the second year following publication (i.e., after January 1, 2022). 

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Limited Quantity Mark Now Mandatory
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January 07, 2021

As of January 1st, 2021, the new international safety mark for “LTD QTY” shipments by ground transport in Canada must display this label.  

It is important to make sure you and your employees understand when a limited quantity label is required and why.  This will avoid refused shipments and protect your business from infractions.

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