Autumn-winter session of the UN ECOSOC Subcommittee of Experts

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18 October 2022

From November 28 to December 6, Geneva, Switzerland will host the 61st session of the UN ECOSOC Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. The provisional agenda for the session is available at

This session, among others, will consider the document in the development of which the experts of the International Dangerous Goods and Containers Association took an active part in the informal working group on FRP receptacles (composite receptacles). The document involves making a number of changes and additions to Chapter 6.9 of the UN Model Regulations, namely, to the new Chapter 6.9.3. It is noted that along with the new requirements for the manufacture, testing and certification of FRP, the informal working group put forward a proposal to add a requirement for a documented quality assurance system that complies with the basic principles of generally recognized quality standards and ensures that serial products comply with the prototype FRP service equipment approved by the competent authority. The proposal is based on a pilot study presented in informal document INF.3 (58th session).

Also, the International Dangerous Goods and Containers Association, in accordance with the decision of the UN ECOSOC Subcommittee of Experts, has prepared a document disclosing in more detail the proposal contained in the informal document “Proposal to amend paragraph of Chapter 6.1 of the Model Regulations regarding preliminary testing plastic packing”, on preliminary testing of samples of packing for resistance to chemicals before testing in accordance with the UN Model Regulations.