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  • 29 March 2018: IATA Guidance on Hazard Labels - 2 mm Line
    • Thanks to Paul Horner of Dangerous Goods Standards at the International Air Transport Association (IATA), for sending us this information:


      "As it is now well documented that the UN Subcommittee and the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel have determined that the thickness of the line on hazard labels has no bearing on safety, and the provisions in the ICAO Technical Instructions and IATA DGR will formally remove reference to the thickness of the line on hazard labels with effect 1 January 2019, please find attached a guidance document advising that the dangerous goods acceptance check should not consider the thickness of the line.

      Please distribute this guidance to your contact as you see fit. This document will be posted on the IATA website and also on the DG Community."

      You can download the IATA Guidance Document, as a PDF, by clicking on this link: "Specification of Hazard Labels".


      • 3 September 2017: Significant Changes & Amendments to the 59th Edition (2018) of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.
        • "The 59th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations incorporates all amendments made by the IATA Dangerous Goods Board and includes addenda issued by ICAO to the 2017–2018 edition of the Technical Instructions. The following list is intended to assist the user to identify the main changes introduced in this edition and must not be considered an exhaustive listing. The changes have been prefaced by the section or subsection in which the change occurs."

          Download a summary of the Significant Changes to the 59th Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
        • 26 June 2017: IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, 58th Edition, Addendum Posted 20 June 2017
          • "Following discussion at ICAO DGP-WG/17 on additional mitigation measures to address potential risks posed by the carriage of portable electronic devices (PED) in checked baggage due to the security restrictions, the ICAO Air Navigation Commission and Council have approved an addendum to Part 8, Table 8-1 of the ICAO Technical Instructions." 

            Addendum to the 58th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
        • 7 February 2017: Withdrawl Of Final Rule (HM-215N)
          • The new US administration directed DOT to withdraw the Final Rule (HM-215N) that would have harmonised the US domestic dangerous goods regulations, 49 CFR, with the new international regulations set out in the 19th revised edition of the UN Model Regulations, IMDG Code and 2017- 2018 edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions.

            This ruling could have significant implications for your business. To read more: Withdrawl Of Final Rule (HM-215N)


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