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International Program Overview

About PHMSA's International Program

PHMSA's International Program provides leadership in the development of international transportation safety standards. Drawing from over a century of experience, highly qualified technical expertise, and strong stakeholder participation, PHMSA promotes the highest level of safety and security while supporting product innovation and efficient transport.  The International Program contributes to America’s prosperity by enhancing the safe handling and transportation of critical hazardous materials, facilitating access to foreign markets, and providing American leadership and expertise in international forums.

Upcoming Events

Please see below for upcoming events. Federal Register notices are published prior to public meetings conducted by the International Program.

International Program Events
DateEventLocation and Details
November 12, 2019UN Public Meeting

Solicit public input in preparation for the 56th Session of UN TDG and the 38th Session of GHS
U.S. DOT Headquarters, West Building, Conference Center

1200 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, DC 20590

PHMSA Public Meeting:

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST

OSHA Public Meeting:

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST

Please register for the meeting here.

Call-in Details:
Number: 888-675-2535
Access Code: 3614708

Skype Link:

December 2-11, 201956th Session United Nations Transport of Dangerous Goods Sub-Committee of Experts on the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods (UN TDG SCOE)Geneva, Switzerland
December 11-13, 201938th Session United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of ChemicalsGeneva, Switzerland


Please click here if you would like to provide comments or feedback on any of the issues currently being pursued by PHMSA's International Program.

Updated: Wednesday, November 6, 2019