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GHS Status

Focal point:

Ministry of Environment

GHS implementation status

Transport of dangerous goods

Implemented

For international transport of dangerous goods, see “Implementation through international legal instruments, recommendations, codes and guidelines”

 

For regional transport within the ANDEAN Community (Comunidad Andina) (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru), refer to the information provided under “Andean Community”.

 

At national level, transport, storage and handling of dangerous goods is regulated through national standard NTE INEN 2266:2013. The standard makes reference to the provisions of the 14th revised edition (Rev.14) of the Model Regulations and to the 1st revised edition (Rev.1) of the GHS https://www.normalizacion.gob.ec/buzon/normas/nte_inen_2266-2.pdf. See also below for further details on updates.

Other sectors:

 

Storage and handling of dangerous goods

Ecuador implemented GHS Rev.1 in 2018. The INEN standard 2266:2013 (Transport, storage and handling of hazardous materials – Specifications) became mandatory when the “Technical Regulation on the transport, handling and storage of hazardous materials” (RTE INEN 078) was adopted through Resolution No. 13 067 of 17 April 2013. The technical regulation was amended in 2014 to postpone the entry into force of the standard until 1 February 2018, and is in force since then.

Pesticides of agricultural use

For pesticides of agricultural use refer to the information provided under “Andean Community”.

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