How can I confirm the authenticity of a UN packaging manufacturers’ test certificate number, and of the packaging itself?

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How can I confirm the authenticity of a UN packaging manufacturers’ test certificate number, and of the packaging itself?

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Note: It is assumed that you have a package with what would appear to be a mark attesting that the package conforms to a design type that has been successfully tested to the UN package scheme and assigned a mark by the applicable Competent Authority (CA), which is supported by a certificate purported to be from that CA.

Firstly, it depends on which state is stated as the approving state.

If this is the UK then you can consult the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) database or contact the VCA directly for verification that the mark quoted is indeed valid.

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