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IMDG Code 38-16 books

The IMDG Code as amended by Amendment 38-16 is mandatory as from 1 January 2018 but may be applied by administrations in whole or in part on a voluntary basis from 1 January 2017.  2017 is a transition year when either Amendment 37-14 or Amendment 38-16 can be used.

The IMDG Code 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 Code is divided into seven parts: 

Volume 1 (parts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the Code) contains sections on: 
- general provisions, definitions, training 
- classification 
- packing and tank provisions 
- consignment procedures 
- construction and testing of packagings, IBCs, large packagings, portable tanks, MEGCs and road tank vehicles 
- transport operations.

Volume 2 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.

IMDG Code Book, 2016 Edition (inc Amdt 38-16) Volumes 1 and 2
Available in English, French or Spanish GBP 125

IMDG Code Supplement 2014 Edition (inc Amdt 37-14)
Available in English, French or Spanish GBP 60

The Supplement has not been updated for Amdt 38-16.

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