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October 31, 2012

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In Switzerland the controls of the containers for the transport of goods dangerous will be carried out by private companies

The Helvetic authorities have adopted an European directive of 1999

Next 1° January in Switzerland new dispositions will take effect based on which the controls of the containers for the transport of goods dangerous, up to now of competence of the federal Inspectorate of the goods dangerous, will be carried out by private companies. The Helvetic authorities in fact have adopted a directive EU of 1999, that it has introduced a new discipline of the system of homologation of the transportable equipments to pressure - containers for the transport of gas and liquids under pressure - and has established the so-called system of appraisal of the conformity, and have extended meanwhile the system of appraisal of the conformity also to other dangerous packings for goods which, for example, stalks, containers and reserviors.

The new Swiss regulation, that it regards is the transports on road is those for railroad and through systems of transport to rope, establishes essentially that the controls prescribed from the international and national regulations will be executed by private companies specifically authorized rather than from the up to now competent authorities. Moreover such companies will have to be notified near the EU if they are proposed to inspect also equipments to pressure for the transports.

The Helvetic authorities however have established a transient period of a year in order to allow with the Swiss enterprises that wish to operate on the domestic market and international in quality of organisms of appraisal of the conformity to have of sufficient time in order to carry to term the procedures of accreditation, designation and notification. During this transient period the controls will continue to being executed from the federal Inspectorate of the goods dangerous.

The dispositions will take effect 1° January 2013, but the organisms of appraisal of the designated conformity will be able beginning from to begin their activity 1° January 2014.

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