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Goods are to be considered dangerous if the transport of such goods might cause harm, risk, peril, or other evil to people, environment, equipment or any property whatsoever. Lists of the cargoes that are considered dangerous can be found in various publications such as the IMO Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) and the table in the United State Code of Federal Regulations part 49 section 172.



Related Terms

UNDG

United Nations Dangerous Goods Number - the four-digit number assigned by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods to classify a substance or a particular groups of substances.

GOODS

1) Common term indicating movable property, merchandise or wares. 2) All materials which can be used to satisfy demands. 3) Whole or part of the cargo received from the shipper, including any equipment supplied by the shipper.

HS

Harmonized System of Codes - an international goods classification system for describing cargo in international trade under a single commoditycoding scheme. Developed under the auspices of the Customs Cooperations Council (CCC), an international Customs organization in Brussels, this code is a hierarchically structured product nomenclature containing approximately 5,000 headings and subheadings. It is organized into 99 chapters arranged in 22 sections. Sections encompass an industry (e.g., Section XI, Textiles and Textile Articles); chapters encompass the various materials and products of the industry (e.g., Chapter 50, Silk; Chapter 55, Manmade Staple Fibers; Chapter 57, Carpets). The basic code contains fourdigit headings and sixdigit subheadings. Many countries add digits for Customs tariff and statistical purposes. In the United States, duty rates will be the eightdigit level; statistical suf xes will be at the tendigit level. The Harmonized System (HS) is the current U.S. tariff schedule (TSUSA) for imports and is the basis for the tendigit Schedule B export code.

DANGEROUS GOODS PACKING CERTIFICATE

A document as part of the dangerous goods declaration in which the responsible party declares that the cargo has been stowed in accordance with the rules in a clean container in compliance with the IMDG regulations and properly secured.

HARMONIZED SYSTEM OF CODES (HS)

An international goods classification system for describing cargo in international trade under a single commoditycoding scheme. Developed under the auspices of the Customs Cooperations Council (CCC), an international Customs organization in Brussels, this code is a hierarchically structured product nomenclature containing approximately 5,000 headings and subheadings. It is organized into 99 chapters arranged in 22 sections. Sections encompass an industry (e.g., Section XI, Textiles and Textile Articles); chapters encompass the various materials and products of the industry (e.g., Chapter 50, Silk; Chapter 55, Manmade Staple Fibers; Chapter 57, Carpets). The basic code contains fourdigit headings and sixdigit subheadings. Many countries add digits for Customs tariff and statistical purposes. In the United States, duty rates will be the eightdigit level; statistical suf xes will be at the tendigit level. The Harmonized System (HS) is the current U.S. tariff schedule (TSUSA) for imports and is the basis for the tendigit Schedule B export code.

I.S.M. CODE

The IMO Assembly adopted the International Safety Management Code (ISM Code) in 1993.

DANGEROUS GOODS DECLARATION

Document issued by a consignor in accordance with applicable conventions or regulations, describing hazardous goods or materials for transport purposes, and stating that the latter have been packed and labelled in accordance with the provisions of the relevant conventions or regulations.

I.M.D.G. CODE

International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code. The regulations published by the IMO for transporting hazardous materials internationally.

SPECIAL PERSONNEL

For the purposes of NSCV Part B, all persons who: a) have knowledge of safety procedures and handling of safety equipment on board; b) are not passengers, or members of the crew, or children under one year of age; c) are carried on board in connection with the special purpose of that vessel, or because of special work being carried out aboard that vessel; and d) are able bodied.

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME DANGEROUS GOODS CODE

(IMDG Code) - a code, representing the classification of dangerous goods as defined by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in compliance with international legal requirements.

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