REACH24H at 2024 COSTHA Annual Forum: Navigating China TDG Regulations

Apr. 26th, 2024

FLORIDA, 26 April 2024 – REACH24H Consulting Group, a global leader in market access and regulatory compliance consulting, played a pivotal role in the recent Training: Overview of China TDG Regulations at the 2024 Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA) Annual Forum & Expo.

The event, held on April 21-26, 2024, in the USA, brought together dangerous goods experts and professionals from renowned companies such as Boeing, PPG, and Park Lord to gain a comprehensive understanding of China’s TDG regulations.

As a trusted partner of COSTHA, industry experts from REACH24H shared their insights on China’s TDG regulations. Robert Kiefer, Lijun (Stella) Yu, and Jackie Jin, from REACH24H educated attendees on crucial topics and highlighted the differences between Chinese and international regulatory TDG requirements.

International Regulatory Briefing – China Update

Mr. Kiefer, General Manager of REACH24H USA Inc., provided a regulatory update on China hazardous chemical management, GHS update, and TDG update.  All three areas impact transport and import/export of hazardous chemicals and transport of dangerous goods in China.  He was joined onstage by Duane Pfund, International Program Coordinator, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

Overview of China TDG Regulations

Stella Yu took the stage to present Part 1 of the training, focusing on the movement of dangerous goods in and out of China to meet the stringent requirements set by China Customs and the Ministry of Transportation. The session shed light on China’s regulatory structure, key government agencies overseeing DG transportation and storage, and their specific requirements.

Attendees gained valuable knowledge about significant regulations such as GACC Order 129 issued by China Customs, “CCAR-276-R2” issued by Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), and “Regulations of DG Transportation by Vessel and by Railway” issued by China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) and National Railway Administration (NRA). Additionally, the session addressed the export requirements for lithium batteries from Shanghai Port and Xiamen Port.

Jackie Jin continued the training with Part 2, which delved into China’s domestic road transportation regulations. He discussed essential topics such as the “One Enterprise, One Product, One QR Code” policy, the Yangtze River Protection Law, and the differences between JT/T 617 and ADR. Attendees were provided with valuable insights into the main DG requirements during road transport in China and how to ensure compliance.

The training session also included an engaging Q&A session, where participants had the opportunity to address their most pressing concerns. Some of the most valued and frequently asked questions revolved around the main differences between UN Regulations and China Regulations, where to find information about China DG regulations, and the restrictions on air and express carriers transporting dangerous goods into mainland China.

“We are proud to have been a part of the COSTHA Annual Forum and to have shared our expertise on China TDG regulations with the attendees,” said Stella Yu, senior techincal expert at REACH24H Consulting Group. “By providing in-depth insights and addressing the concerns of industry professionals, we aim to empower businesses to navigate the complex regulatory landscape in China. Through our collaborative efforts, we strive to foster innovation, facilitate trade, and enhance global market access for our clients.”

REACH24H’s participation in the COSTHA Annual Forum showcased the company’s commitment to delivering comprehensive market access services and proactive planning to enable businesses to overcome technical trade barriers successfully. With its extensive track record and a team of technical experts, REACH24H continues to empower enterprises worldwide, ensuring seamless navigation of the global market and regulatory compliance.

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COSTHA (Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles)

The Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA), founded in 1972, is an industry association devoted to the safe and efficient transportation of hazardous materials/dangerous goods.  COSTHA represents a wide variety of shippers, carriers, manufacturers, trade associations, training companies, and related businesses and associations. REACH24H has maintained a close relationship with COSTHA as a Platinum Sponsor for years.

Reference Link: 2024 COSTHA Annual Forum & Expo