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ICC Compliance Center Offers TDG Transborder Compliance Training – COSTHA March 2006 Annual Forum

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AUSTIN, Texas—November 29, 2005—William Duff, Annual Forum Committee Chair and Corporate Manager Environmental Coordination Office, Toyota Motor Sales, announced that Steve Schiefer, Regulatory Specialist, ICC Compliance Center will be presenting an important workshop at the COSTHA Annual Forum Sunday, March 12, 2006 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, Austin, TX. The workshop is entitled "TDG Transborder Compliance". The NAFTA agreements have resulted in increased trade between the U.S. and our northern neighbors in Canada. Canadian regulations require transborder shippers, carriers and handlers to meet strict requirements. Some of these requirements also apply to sea, air or in-transit shipments.

This one-day program will help you comply with shipping dangerous goods to and from Canada and the United States. Reciprocity agreements between Canada and the United States permit North American trade however there are some restrictions to the agreement through 49 CFR.

Mr. Schiefer specializes in 49 CFR, IATA, TDG and IMO regulations. He has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science.

ICC was founded in 1987 with one principal in mind – to help their customers comply with hazardous materials regulations, whether they are handling, shipping or transporting dangerous goods by air, ground or sea. ICC provides an extensive range of products and services to help industry comply with domestic and international regulations for shipping or handling hazardous materials.

For more details about the training courses industry participants are encouraged to visit the COSTHA web site – - [Ed. Link nolonger valid]

The Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles, Inc. (COSTHA) is one of the largest and fastest growing non-profit trade associations in the hazardous materials industry and is devoted to promoting regulatory compliance and safety. Membership consists of a large cross-section from all aspects of the manufacturing industry including chemical, pharmaceutical, technological, automotive, cosmetics and fragrance companies, as well as freight forwarders, shippers and carriers representing all phases of the transportation industry. The diverse membership is rounded out by consultants, dangerous goods trainers and container manufacturers and reconditioners.

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Christine Yakush
Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles


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