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IATA Updates Dangerous Goods Regulations for 2018

Posted December 12, 2017


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published the 59th Edition of its industry standard Dangerous Goods Regulations, which incorporates all amendments made by the IATA Dangerous Goods Board and includes addenda issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization to the 2017-2018 edition of the Technical Instructions.

Some of the updates in the new edition of the regulations include additional restrictions on shipping stand-alone lithium batteries as cargo (e.g., detailed procedures for packing lithium batteries with other flammable class-one dangerous goods in unit load devices and cargo compartments) and a new appendix providing shippers and forwarders with advance notification of impending changes.

The latest version of the regulations will come into force on January 1, 2018 and remain in effect until December 31, 2018 (subject to amendments).

Click here to download a summary of the significant changes included in the new edition of the regulations and go here to purchase DGR print manuals.