Dangerous goods are the substances, materials, products, waste from industrial and other activities which, because of their intrinsic properties in the presence of certain factors can cause explosion, fire, damage to facilities, equipment, buildings and other objects, causing material damage and damage to the surrounding environment, and lead to death, injury, poisoning people, animals, and that under international treaties, agreed to be bound by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, or the results of tests in the prescribed manner, depending on the extent of their impact on the environment or the humans assigned to one the classes of hazardous substances
Conditions of transportation of dangerous goods are determined by the regulations in the sphere of transport. In cases of absence of those regulations, dangerous goods are allowed for transportation under the conditions set up by the decision of the central executive power authorities in the sphere of transport, in the sphere of industrial policy, labour and social policy, environmental protection, nature resources and health protection. In case of transportation of dangerous goods by automobile transport via roads, the conditions of transportation should be specified by the State Automobile Inspectorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.
(The Law of Ukraine On the Transport of Dangerous Goods N1644-ІІІ dated April 6, 2000)