Circular letter

03 October, 2017

Circular letterRMRS announces the inclusion in the List of circular letters and posting on the official website of the RS in the section "Regulatory documents" and on the external site of the RS in the section "Information for RS customers" of a new circular letter:

No. 313-37-1042c of 19.09.2017. - Implementation of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code), edition 2016.

Appendix to Circular Letter No. 313-37-1042c dated 19.09.2017 - 3 p.

7.1.2 The definition of the IMDG Code is replaced by:

"IMDG Code for the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, adopted by IMO resolution MSC.406 (96)."


A significant number of changes have been made to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) of the 2016 edition. Below are the most significant of them.

Substantial changes have been made to Part 2 "Classification", including: the use of test data for the classification of substances listed in the Dangerous Goods List but meeting the classification criteria for the hazard class or subclass that are not identified in the List; new criteria and documentation requirements for assigning fireworks to hazard subclasses; new criteria for determining the viscosity of combustible liquids of class 3; polymerizable substances are included in Class 4.1; and also includes new sections defining gases, flammable liquids, toxic substances and corrosive substances that are not allowed for transport.

New packing instructions have been added: P005 for new transport names relating to engines under UN3528, UN3529 and UN3530; P412 for the new UN3527 "POLYESTER RESIN KIT, material on a solid basis"; and P910 for samples and small batches of lithium cells and batteries.

Added a new instruction LP200 for large packages of aerosols.

A new label has been adopted for goods of Class 9 "Other dangerous substances and products" for use in the transport of metallic lithium and lithium-ion cells and batteries (new SP384).

The mark of marking "Ovcrpack" now has a minimum height of 12 mm.

The new ISO standards are included in the applicable packing instructions for the transport of gases, as well as for the design and manufacture of UN pressure receptacles and multi-element gas containers.

Updates related to the Dangerous Goods List:

  • Transport names for engines and vehicles falling under UN3166 are divided.
  • Number UN3166. currently covering only the items relating to '' Vehicles '' and 'Engines', now falls under the new entries corresponding to UN3528, UN3529 and UN3530.
  • "POLYESTER RESIN KIT" is divided into two parts: UN3269 "POLYESTER RESIN KIT on liquid basis" and the new UN3527 "POLYESTER RESIN KIT of unstable basis".
  • New products UN3531, UN3532, UN3533 and UN3534 are assigned to polymerizable substances of class 4.1.

Special provisions for the transport of certain common goods have been added, revised or deleted:

  • SP188 now requires standardized labeling of the lithium battery in order to transport lithium cells and batteries in an exceptional manner, revised SP312, 363, 961 and 962; added SP380 and 385; and also excluded
  • SP970 in connection with the division of this transport name into positions: for engines and for vehicles.
  • SP236 now includes materials on a solid base of class 4.1 for sets of polyester resins.
  • SP310 Packaging requirements for samples and small batches of lithium cells and batteries are transferred to the new packing instruction (P910).

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