The above amendments, when they become mandatory, must be incorporated into the 2008/68/EC Directive on the Domestic Transport of Dangerous Goods, which applies uniform rules for the transport of dangerous goods by road, rail or inland waterways within or between Member States. To this end, the Commission has been empowered to adapt Annex I, Section I.1 and Appendix III, Section III.1, of the 2008/68/EC Directive to scientific and technical progress. When the opposition period for notification by the UN Secretary-General expires, the Commission will begin the adjustment process. International provisions on the transport of dangerous goods are defined by several international organisations, such as the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNSC), various UN specialised agencies, the International Rail Organization (OTIF) and the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR). Since the rules must be compatible with each other, a complex international system of coordination and harmonization among the organizations involved in this work has been developed. The provisions are adapted after a two-year cycle. The European Union is not a contracting party to ADR and DNA. However, the fact that the Union does not participate in an international agreement does not prevent it from exercising its jurisdiction by acting jointly, through its bodies, on behalf of the body created by this agreement, in particular by the Member States that are parties to this agreement, in their interest (see Germany/Council, C-399/12 (below” OIV ), point 52 and case law mentioned above. The draft proposal provides, in Article 1, a detailed list of the proposed amendments, which provides that they can be accepted by the Union. Given technological advances, the proposed changes are considered appropriate for the safe transportation of dangerous goods, given technological advances, and can therefore be supported. Prior to the agreement`s entry into force, updates to the annex regulations were made regularly by a joint meeting of experts from the EEC-UN and the CBSC, in accordance with the resolution adopted by the Diplomatic Conference on 25 May 2000.
Although the agreement has not yet entered into force, in 2003 (DNA 2003) 2005 (DNA 2005) and 2007 (DNA 2007) consolidated versions of the ancillary regulations updated to reflect the work of the joint meeting. implementation (on a voluntary basis) by interested governments. Following the entry into force of the DNA, a first meeting of the Dna Management Committee was convened on 19 June 2008, in accordance with Article 17 of the agreement.