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FTA welcomes new completion guide for dangerous goods shipping note

With the support of the Freight Transport Association, SITPRO, the Simpler Trade Procedures Board of the DTi has produced an updated Completion Guide to their multi-modal dangerous goods shipping note.

The SITPRO multi-modal dangerous goods shipping note follows the suggested transport document format laid down in the United Nations Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. These requirements are then copied down to the various modal regulations covering land and sea transport. However, the different modal regulations have differing requirements for some of the information to be entered on the document.

Chris MacRae, FTA's Global Supply Chain Service Manager said, 'As a trade association representing shippers of goods, the Freight Transport Association has been pleased to work with SITPRO in developing this Completion Guide to their Multi-Modal Dangerous Goods Note. Harmonisation of the different worldwide modal regulatory provisions for the transport of dangerous goods and their associated documentary requirements is a shared objective of FTA and SITPRO so as to help facilitate UK trade. While there is still some way to go in this harmonisation process by the international regulatory bodies involved, the SITPRO Dangerous Goods Note and accompanying Completion Guide are a great help to shippers involved in multi-modal transport.'

The web-link to the guide is www.sitpro.org.uk/trade/dangerous.html

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