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The USA has had its own Consumer Commodity exception for years. Recently, to enable ease of international shipping, the US DOT’s PHMSA announced the phase out of the American Consumer Commodity exception. This caused a minor uproar. What's all the fuss? Read More
February 18, 2013 | Packaging Tips & Insights, Regulations
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The Federal Register, 39 CFR Part 111, adopts new mandatory marking standards for USPS parcels containing mailable hazardous material that will align with the revised requirements provided by PHMSA. Read More
November 29, 2012 | Industry News & Trends, Regulations
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Right now I’m in a session facilitated by regulators from PHMSA and Transport Canada about harmonizing standards related to compressed air cylinders. What’s great about this is that they are getting feedback directly from the stakeholders – us! – about how to do this in a way that is practical, based on the real-world experience of those in the room. Read More
April 23, 2012 | Regulations
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COSTHA technical staff worked with the USDOT to prepare a “Guidance Document” that explains the nuances of the Limited Quantity rulemaking that eliminates the current Consumer Commodity, ORM-D description and classification. Read More
March 29, 2012 | Regulations
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