Back in the mid-1990s, British Telecom, the UK’s telephone company (and, for younger readers, in those days there was only one) ran a very successful advertising campaign with the slogan: ‘It’s good to talk’.
MULTIMODAL As the scope of the UN model regulations extends into new areas, it is no surprise that the UN experts need time to reflect and consult with individuals even more expert in certain areas. By remitting so many papers back for further work, however, the Sub-committee does seem to have left a lot to be decided at this month’s final session of the current biennium
MULTIMODAL The third session of the current biennium saw the UN experts faced with an extremely long agenda. The number of papers on Class 1 issues meant that the Working Group on Explosives alone needed three days to work through everything. Some major changes have resulted
CONFERENCE REPORT The theme for COSTHA’s 2012 annual forum was ‘The Quest for Global Compliance’. The fellowship of delegates had plenty of expert guides to lead them on that voyage, with a few stops along the way for refreshments
MULTIMODAL Anyone who hopes that the UN experts will one day complete the Orange Book and leave well alone will be sorely disappointed; as their last session showed, continuing technological developments continue to raise new problems for the regulators to wrestle with
CONFERENCE REPORT History was in the making in the old city of Savannah last month as nearly 300 delegates assembled for the annual COSTHA forum. Rulemakers from across North America and Europe gave prior notice of the changes in store for industry