IMDG Code & IMDG Code Supplement Delay

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many meetings at IMO have been postponed, including the Maritime Safety Committee, at which amendments to the IMDG Code and IMDG Code Supplement need to be approved. In view of this, publication of the 2020 Editions of the IMDG Code (inc. Amendment 40-20) and the IMDG Code Supplement have been delayed and are not now envisaged before December 2020 (in digital format) at the earliest, with shipping of the hard copy editions expected in early 2021.

The current edition of the IMDG Code (inc. Amendment 39-18), remains valid until 31 December 2021.