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Road Transport of Dangerous Goods: Responsibilities of Consignors

  •   6 Jan 2020
  •    Nora Wang
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    • This article details the responsibilities of consignors in road transport of dangerous goods as stipulated in the Measures for Safety Administration of Road Transport of Dangerous Goods and relevant documents.

    Consignors play a crucial role in ensuring safe road transport of dangerous goods. They refer to businesses or any other units which entrust a transport company to transport goods. Thus they are usually owners of goods, including businesses engaging in the manufacture, operations, or even transport of goods. It should be noted that a transport company is not necessarily a carrier: if it subcontracts goods to subcontractors, it will become a consignor.

    According to the Measures for Safety Administration of Road Transport of Dangerous Goods, consignors should shoulder responsibilities with regard to the following four aspects:

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