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International Program Overview

About PHMSA's International Program

PHMSA's International Program provides leadership in the development of international hazardous materials transportation safety standards. The program draws on PHMSA's technical expertise, stakeholder participation, and multi-modal collaboration to support the development of innovative global transport safety standards to support alternative and sustainable energy sources, new technologies, and process innovations.

The International Program consists of three safety pillars: Global Safety Standards, Trade Facilitation, and Multi-Modal Collaboration. By providing U.S. leadership and expertise in international forums, PHMSA's International Program enhances the safe handling and transportation of critical hazardous materials.

As the U.S. competent authority on the transport of hazardous materials, PHMSA represents the interests of all U.S. stakeholders. PHMSA's International Program holds public meetings before attending international forums. All public meetings are announced below and through the Federal Register. The PHMSA International Program encourages participation in public meetings or by contacting us directly.

Upcoming Events

Please see below for upcoming events. Federal Register notices are published prior to public meetings conducted by the International Program.

 
Date Event Location and Details
June 11, 2024 Public Meeting in Preparation for the 64th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

U.S. DOT Headquarters, West Building, Conference Center, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590

If planning to attend in person, please register for the meeting here.

This meeting will be also held virtually via MS Teams


PHMSA TDG Public Meeting

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. EST

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 509-931-1572

Phone Conference ID:

301 027 90#

June 11, 2024 Public Meeting in Preparation for the 46th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) - Hosted by OSHA Virtual Only. Details will be provided once available
June 24 - July 3, 2024 64th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

Geneva, Switzerland

Working Papers may be accessed here

July 3-5, 2024 46th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

Geneva, Switzerland

Working Papers may be accessed here

September 16-20, 2024

10th Session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers

London, England
TBD Fall 2024 ICAO Working Group 2024 TBD
TBD November 2024 Public Meeting in Preparation for the 65th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

TBD

TBD November 2024 and the 47th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) TBD

November 25 - December 3, 2024

65thSession of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

Geneva, Switzerland

Working Papers may be accessed here

December 4-6, 2024 47h Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

Geneva, Switzerland

Working Papers may be accessed here