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International Dangerous Goods and Containers Association
International Dangerous Goods and Containers Association" Non-commercial Partnership (hereinafter referred to as IDGCA) was established on August 16, 2001. First Deputy Transport Minister, V.V. Ruksha, was elected as the first president of IDGCA.
IDGCA was established by a number of organizations interested in creation of ongoing structure providing communication between Administrations, international organizations and business. Foremost, the activity of IDGCA is directed on increasing of efficiency and safety during door-to-door transportation of dangerous goods. Therewith IDGCA builds its policy on the base of knowledge and exhaustive implementation of international regulations, standards, rules and recommendations, which allow business to apply world experience and practice in the field of intermodal transports of dangerous goods and containers.
In 2004 UN Subcommittee of Experts on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods gave IDGCA a consultative status (see page 21, point 125). IDGCA is the only non-governmental organization in the Eastern Europe, which received such status. Since that time, the experts of the Association present at all the sessions of UN Subcommittee of Experts and take part in development of international legal base. This enriches us with knowledge in this area.
The representatives of IDGCA take part in the work of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), in the work of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and this in its turn provides us with enough information space and ability to render information assistance to our partners.
One of the most important goals of the Association is training of expert specialists, whose experience is based on knowledge of international Conventions and rules. In 2003 IDGCA established the International Staff Training Centre (ISTC), where training of specialists with applying unique training programs is being executed. Knowledge and experience of "IDGCA" are being constantly maintained by means of carrying out practical works on evaluation of compliance of goods, containers and vehicles with requirements of safety. For this purpose, in 2002 "Russian Register", JSC, Independent Survey Company with 100% Association capital was established.
Today IDGCA does not render charged services and executes its activity only for account of membership dues and means coming from subsidiary companies. The official press organ of IDGCA is bilingual journal "Dangerous Goods and Containers", which is being published science the day of foundation of the Association and regularly informs on changes, which are being introduced in international normative legal documents.
IDGCA applies up-to-date standards of management in its activity. In 2004 "IDGCA" registered the system of voluntary complex certification of safety and quality check systems. Within the framework of this system we offer our partners to develop essential conditions for safety and quality managing their businesses. The supreme authority of "IDGCA" is the group of members of the Association, which elects the president and Director General. The permanent personnel consists of Director General, Deputy Director General and Secretary.
Purposes and tasks of the Association:
Benefits from IDGCA membership:
Organizations that have established IDGCA in 2001:
Full members of the Association with a casting vote:
Associate members with a consultative vote:
IDGCA Charter and symbol are registered by the decision of the Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation under numbers 21578000775 from 31.08.15 and 565-д from 01.04.15.
In July 2004 by the decision of UNECE Sub-Committee of Experts on the transport of dangerous goods IDGCA was granted the consultative status in the ECOSOS Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.
Regular training and certification of specialists on dangerous goods
will be held
from 26 February to 02 March 2018
in the International Staff Training Center (ISTC)
List of session of UNECE working bodies for dangerous goods, for year 2018