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. 2. The EU is not a party to the European Agreement on the International Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road (`ADR`) and the European Agreement on the International Transport of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (`DNA`). However, this circumstance does not prevent it from exercising its competence by defining, through its bodies, a position which must be defended on its behalf within the body established by this agreement, in particular by the Member States which are parties to this agreement and act together in their interest. The development of the transport of dangerous goods on inland waterways, both within the Union and between the Union and neighbouring countries, is a key element of the common European transport policy and ensures that all industries that produce or use ADR and DNA-classified goods function properly. Adapting to the technical and scientific progress of these agreements is therefore essential to enable the development of transport and related industries within the economic chain. The amendments are intended to adapt ADR and DNA to un standard rules, including new definitions, classification criteria and UN numbers, packaging and labelling requirements, updating applicable standards and technical provisions, and editorial corrections. .
The EU`s Article 1st position is jointly represented by the Member States which are contracting parties to the ADR and DNA, in the interests of the Union . . . . In drafting these amendments, a wide range of experts from the public and private sectors were consulted. During the development of these amendments, the following technical meetings were organised: the legal basis for the Council`s decision proposal is Article 91 of the TFUE, in conjunction with Article 218, paragraph 9, of the EUS TF. . The above annexes and regulations, commonly known as ADR annexes and DNA regulations, regulate the international transport of dangerous goods by road and inland waterways between members of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNEA), who are also parties to ADR and DNA.
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. The DNA Management Committee decided that the version of the 2007 joint regulations (as amended by ecE/TRANSWP.15/AC.2/26) -/26/Corr.1, -26/Add.1 and -26/Add.2) are expected to replace the regulations (DNA 2000) originally attached to the agreement (DNA 2000) on the application date of February 28, 2009.