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New pilot project for retailers using 3rd party delivery companies: Transportation of Dangerous Goods Exemptions

January 5, 2022

RCC is working with Transport Canada (TC) on a new pilot program. This program will provide an opportunity for retailers to receive certificates that will allow them to ship consumer goods subject to Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDG) (e.g., lithium-ion batteries, products that contain lithium-ion batteries, aerosol cans, certain paints and chemicals, compressed gas, etc.) to their customers using 3rd party carriers (e.g., UBER, Instacart, etc.).

Using a 3rd party carrier is currently allowed but retailers must fully comply with the TDG Regulations. This means that requirements pertaining to packaging, package markings, vehicle placarding, documentation, TDG training, and reporting must all be in compliance. The pilot program will give certain exemptions to these rules giving retailers the flexibility to use 3rd party carriers who otherwise might not be TDG compliant. 

Any RCC member who is interested in participating or would like to know more should reach out to Cory Anderson, Senior Manager, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs at no later than Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

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