The safe, timely and cost-effective transportation of products is essential for our industry. Approximately half of its products are classified as dangerous goods for transport, typically due to classification as flammable, corrosive and/or hazardous to the environment.

In order to achieve the right balance of safety in the transport chain whilst avoiding undue costs, delays or administrative burden, CEPE works on behalf of its members to influence the content and implementation of the relevant regulations.  At international level, CEPE is active as part of the World Coatings Council in the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts (for the Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods) and at the International Maritime Organisation’s Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (for IMDG Code) and has been successful in securing a number of beneficial changes over the years.

Where required CEPE also cooperates with other European industry and transport chain sectors to influence UNECE modal regulations (ADR/RID/ADN) and activities in the European Commission’s Committee on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.  Together with these partners CEPE also participated in the development of Industry Guidelines for the Security of the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road, designed to address the threat of crime and terrorism in the chemicals transport chain.