As result of the 2nd wave Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic EIGA requested an exceptional temporary derogation to ADR be issued to assist in the availability of pressure receptacles for primarily medical oxygen, but also to other gases related to the medical supply chain.

The derogation is granted via a Multilateral Agreement M331, which permits Countries that have enacted ADR into their national transport legislation to agree to a variation to ADR. It does not require that every country has to sign an MLA for it to be adopted in an individual country.

Note that the UK has (at this point in time) not signed MLA M331.

This Technical Bulletin provides explanation to EIGA members and others who fill the listed products in M331, what they should do and not do.

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