Malaysia to improve dangerous goods safety standards

What you need to know about Malaysia’s plans to ensure a safer Dangerous Goods (DG) supply chain.

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) and the Asian Institute of Logistics (ASIL) in Malaysia are cooperating to boost driver training and examination capacity for DG transport based on international standards.

Malaysia, a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), is, according to IRU, implementing the ninth protocol of the association’s Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit, a key instrument simplifying and harmonising transport, trade and customs regulations across its 10 member states.

The ninth protocol specifically targets DG transportation, making it safer and more efficient via mutual recognition of standards aligned with the UN Agreement on the International Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR).

“Transport professionals in Malaysia will need to demonstrate high levels of knowledge and skills to comply with the international standards,” said IRU.

“Once the ADR training capacity is in place, IRU and its local partners will look at boosting ADR examination capacity, allowing the Malaysian road goods transport industry to benefit from IRU ADR certification.

“IRU training programs for road transport managers are also being considered to reinforce standards in the sector.”

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