The IMDG Code Amendment 40-20 can be used on a voluntary basis from 1 January 2021. It becomes mandatory as from 1 June 2022 and can be used until 31 December 2023.
It lays down basic principles: detailed recommendations for individual substances, materials and articles, and a number of recommendations for good operational practice, including advice on terminology, packing, labelling, stowage, segregation and handling, and emergency response action.
The two-volume IMDG Code is divided into seven parts:
(Parts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the Code) contains sections on:
- general provisions, definitions, training
- packing and tank provisions
- consignment procedures
- construction and testing of packagings, IBCs, large packagings, portable tanks, MEGCs and road tank vehicles
- transport operations
Contains part 3 (Dangerous Goods List, special provisions and exceptions), appendix A (generic and N.O.S. Proper Shipping Names), appendix B (Glossary of terms) and an index.
This publication contains several texts related to the IMDG Code, such as the Revised Emergency Response Procedures for Ships Carrying Dangerous Goods (EmS Guide) and the Medical First Aid Guide for Use in Accidents Involving Dangerous Goods (MFAG).
Amendment 40-20 English version now available to pre-order for delivery in April 2021
IMDG Code Book, 2020 Edition (inc Amdt 40-20) Volumes 1 and 2 and Supplement (English)
IMDG Code Vols 1 and 2 – GBP 160
IMDG Code Supplement – GBP 75
Amendment 39-18 French and Spanish versions available to purchase now
IMDG Code Vols 1 and 2 – GBP 135
IMDG Code Supplement – GBP 65
Amendment 40-20 versions coming soon
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