Chemicals of Security Concern
Transport & Handling

In Australia, about 40 000 chemicals are approved to be legitimately used by individuals and businesses. Out of this huge number, 96 chemicals are classified by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) as chemicals of security concern. What are chemicals of security concern and why are they important? Chemicals of security concern refer to chemicals which are susceptible to potential misuse by terrorists and thus may endanger public safety. Furthermore, 11 of these 96 chemicals categorised as chemicals of security concern are labelled as high-risk as they are readily available in the market. They can be also used to make homemade explosives.

Currently, Ammonium Nitrate is the only chemical of security regulated by states or territories patterned with the 2004 COAG agreement. On top of this, the Australian government has developed a National Code of Practice for Chemicals of Security Concern. One way to mitigate the risk is to have good security measures, e.g. in the chemical supply chain - from importers and manufacturers to retailers.

In the transportation of these Chemicals whether by air, road or ship, DG Air is the certified expert. With its fully certified dangerous goods staff and fully licensed vehicles, transporting and handling of explosives domestically or internationally is safe, with quality and trustworthy.

DG Air has over 54 offices all over the world that are ready to assist with the import and export of chemicals. Additionally, we ensure on – time and hassle – free service. How? Firstly, our staff are knowledgeable about local state and territory regulations. Secondly, we partner and communicate with local authorities. We warrant the highest level of quality and safety by adhering with industry standards and our own ISO standards.

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