Thailand Thailand announces requirements for DG transport documents

To improve standards in line with ASEAN international framework

The Department of Land Transport, Ministry of Transport, Thailand announced “Notification of the Department of Land Transport regarding Transportation Documents for Hazardous Substance Transporting Vehicles B.E. 2563 (2020)” in the Royal Gazette on 30 December 2020. The regulation, which repeals previous notification established in 2016, prescribes requirements regarding documents that shall be accompanied during the transportation of dangerous goods by licensed land transportation carriers.

 

Responsibilities of licensed land transport carrier of dangerous goods

An operator of domestic land transportation shall have a set of transport documents in Thai while an operator of cross border land transportation shall prepare the documents both in Thai and English. A set of required documents include the followings;

  1. A load manifest or other documents about the detail of dangerous goods
  2. An emergency instruction
  3. Permission of the vehicle used for dangerous goods transport (in case the vehicle transport flammable liquid or gas) (effective from 1 January 2024)
  4. Certification of training for dangerous goods transportation driver (effective from 1 January 2022)
  5. The ID of the driver

 

ASEAN Framework for DG Transportation

Thailand has ratified the regional agreements regarding the dangerous goods transport by road, namely the ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit, ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Inter-State Transport, and GMS Cross-Border Transport Agreement. These agreements refer to the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR). Ministry of Transport announced “Ministerial regulations on safety in the transportation of dangerous goods by road” in the Royal Gazette on 1st April 2015 to implement provisions of the UN Model Regulation and ADR. The above-mentioned notification was established to improve the standard of hazardous substance transporting vehicles in Thailand in line with the ASEAN framework. The notification has been effective since 25 December 2020.

 

Download original text of the Notification at
http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2563/E/305/T_0032.PDF