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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

October 31, 2023

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST

Public Meeting in Preparation for the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP/29)

This meeting will be held virtually via MS Teams.

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 509-931-1572

Phone Conference ID: 359 164 728#

November 13-17, 2023 ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP/29)

Montreal, Canada

Working Papers may be accessed here once available.

November 15, 2023 Public Meetings in Preparation for the 63rd Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG) and the 45th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

This meeting will be 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:

295 800 313#


OSHA GHS Public Meeting

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. EST

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 509-931-1572

Phone Conference ID:

315 989 048#

November 27 -December 6, 2023

63rd Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

Geneva, Switzerland

Working Papers may be accessed here.

December 6-8, 2023 45th 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.