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New guidance for EU dangerous goods transport

Nine European trade associations representing chemical and related industries and the transport sector have published guidelines for firms facing new legislation to shield the transport of dangerous substances by road from terrorist threats. Rules adding a security element to existing transport safety law were incorporated into the EU's 'ADR' directive on dangerous goods transport after the September 2001 terrorist attacks and will enter force in July. But chemicals body Cefic says the rules are too general and its members need implementation guidance. See the guidelines and the ADR directive.

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