Agreement On The International Carriage Of Perishable Foodstuffs

The ATP requires that certain types of equipment be used for the cross-border transport of perishable goods and that such equipment be regularly monitored. (For example, appliances must be cooled, heated or insulated.) The ATP applies to road and rail transport, but does not apply to transport within the borders of a single country. The ATP (official agreement on the international transport of perishable goods and on the special equipment to be used for this transport) is a 1970 United Nations treaty establishing standards for the international transport of perishable goods between states that ratify the treaty. It has been updated several times by amendment and has 50 States Parties from 2016, mostly in Europe or Central Asia. It can be ratified by member states of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (EEC-UN) and which, in addition, participate in EEC-UN activities. “ATP” derives from the French name of the treaty: Agreement on international transport of perishables and special equipment for these transport. The former states are Czechoslovakia, the GDR and Yugoslavia. Russia ratified the Soviet Union and Serbia as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Switzerland signed the agreement but did not ratify it. The regulations apply to isolated, refrigerated, refrigerated and heated means of transport used or intended for international transport of perishable goods. Food and food classes designated as perishable foodstuffs are mandatory, as it is called in the ATP. Temperature limits, insulation standards and other requirements for the transportation of these foodstuffs are set.

The regulations also provide for the review and review of transportation, as well as certification of compliance and the issuance of certification marks. The National Standards Authority of Ireland is the competent authority for the certification of equipment. Additional standards apply to certain means of transport used each year during the summer months (April to October) for the transport of frozen or frozen food to or from Italy. The regulations define the detailed requirements of two international agreements prohibited by Ireland, namely the ATP, or rather the ATP, the “Convention on the International Transport of Perishable Goods and on the Special Equipment to Be Used for This Transport”. This agreement dates back to Geneva in 1970. The other is the agreement on the rules for transporting frozen and frozen food by thin sidewall equipment, to and from Italy. It was signed in 1986. Adam Sparger, Deputy Director The Transportation Services Division adam.sparger@usda.gov 202-205-8701 ATP ended on 1 September 1970 in Geneva under the aegis of the UN EEC. It was signed by Austria, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland. The treaty entered into force on November 21, 1976, after being ratified by five states.

The ATP was to replace the agreement on special equipment for the transport of perishable goods and the use of these equipment for the international transport of some of these foodstuffs, which was concluded in 1962, but never received enough ratifications to enter into force. [1] The agreement on the international transport of perishable goods and on the special equipment to be used for this transport governs the fresh domestic transport of frozen food and chilled meats, poultry, dairy products, fish, seafood and freshly cut plant products, particularly between European countries that are signatories to the ATP.