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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 15, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST

Public Meeting in Preparation for the 60th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

This meeting will be held virtually via MS Teams.

Microsoft Teams meeting
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+1 509-931-1572,,373699708# United States, Spokane

Phone Conference ID: 373 699 708#

June 27 - July 6, 2022 60th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

Geneva, Switzerland

Working Papers may be accessed here.

July 6 - 8, 2022 42nd 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.

November 2022 Public Meeting in Preparation for the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel Working Group 22

Please check back later for details

November 2022 Public Meeting in Preparation for the 61st Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Please check back later for details
November 21-25, 2022 International Civil Aviation Organization, Dangerous Goods Panel Working Group 22

Montreal, Canada

Please check back later for details

November 28 - December 6, 2022 61st Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

Geneva, Switzerland

Please check back later for details

December 7 - 9, 2021 43rd Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

Geneva, Switzerland

Please check back later for details.

Last updated: Thursday, April 7, 2022