United Nations (UN)

CGA participates as a non-governmental organization on the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (SCETDG) and the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (SCEGHS). As an NGO, CGA may represent industry positions, submit papers for consideration, make comments regarding other submitted papers, and act as technical advisors to participating regulatory agencies.

The UN SCETDG and SCEGHS operate on a 2-year (biennium) cycle, and meet 4 times during the biennium. Requirements agreed to by the UN Sub-Committees may be adopted into modal and domestic regulations such as the IMDG Code, ICAO Technical Instructions, U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Canadian TDG Regulations, and other occupational safety and health regulations.