Temporary Certificates for Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) – Expired and Current. Be in the know!

 In Product Safety, TDG

By: Kirsten Alcock, Manager of Product Safety, email

When Covid first started back in 2020 within Canada, Transport Canada provided some temporary certificates to help facilitate the transport of dangerous goods throughout Canada.  While many believed that sanitizers are not dangerous, most of the approved ones are. Many contain flammable ingredients such as ethanol or isopropanol and are to be shipped as such under Class 3 or Class 4.1 designation.

In order to facilitate these shipments throughout Canada, Transport Canada graciously provided a way to do this more easily. They created some ‘temporary certificates’. It is important to note that some of these certificates have expired.

As you can see from the below, there are two that have expired and as such, you are expected to be in compliance with the regulations for those two predicaments.

temporary certificates

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We can help you:

  • Determine the appropriate UN Number, Shipping Name and Description, Class and Packing Group
  • Help you determine if your product can be shipped as a Limited Quantity
  • Prepare a Proof of Classification for your product
  • Advise on different exemptions you may be able to take advantage going forward

We have the experience to know what Transport Canada is looking for as we have been working with their inspectors for many years. Contact us today!

Dell Tech
Kirsten Alcock, B.Sc. (Hons) 
Manager, Product Safety Group

Dell Tech has provided professional, confidential consulting services to the chemical specialty

industry in Canada, the USA, Europe, and Asia for the last 40 years.

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