The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) includes revisions to various
sections of the Code and to transport requirements for specific substances. It was adopted by IMO’s
Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) at its ninety-sixth session in May 2016.
Amendment 38-16 of the Code is mandatory from 1 January 2018 but may be applied by
Administrations on a voluntary basis from 1 January 2017.
The two-volume Code is divided into seven parts:
Volume 1 comprises parts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the Code
Volume 2 contains part 3 (Dangerous Goods list, special provisions and exceptions), appendices A
and B and an index.