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IATA Significant Changes – 65th Edition

IATA Significant Changes – 65th Edition

The next IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations release is as predictable as back-to-school and pumpkin spice drinks. This next year is the 65th edition.
The hard-copy books are due to be released in October, while the electronic version is already available.

The Significant changes and amendments in the 65th edition (2024) include:

  • Section 2.3 – Mobility aids regarding end-to-end processes with carriage of mobility aids.
  • Section 2.8.1 – State variations include variations submitted by Argentina and the Philippines and significant changes by Poland.
  • Section 2.8.3 – Operator variations have been revised to include variations submitted by China Postal Airlines, European Cargo, and others.
  • has been amended to identify that non-refillable cylinders containing flammable gas are limited to a water capacity not exceeding 1.25 L.
  • Packing instructions 952 and 954 have also been amended.
  • 6.0.3 has been revised to clarify the format for the UN Specification marks.
  • Section 7.1.7 has been revised regarding Overpacks, and the total weight for dry ice in the overpack is being marked accordingly.
  • has been updated with a note to reinforce that type, number, and net quantity in inner packaging within the outer packaging (combination package) need not be shown.
  • An additional example has been added regarding adding a technical name when the radioactive material has a subsidiary hazard.
  • 10.8.6. includes two new examples.
  • Appendix D has been updated with new Competent Authority information.
  • Appendix E and F have been updated based on new suppliers as appropriate.
  • Appendix H has details on the 66th edition, which will include amendments from the 23rd revised edition of the UN Model Regulations (Orange book).

A complete summary of the changes can be found here.

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Karrie Ishmael has been with ICC since 1988. She has contributed to ICC's growth in various capacities, including customer service, sales, and marketing. In her current role as ICC's Senior Regulatory Expert and SDS author, Karrie conducts hazardous materials training classes in 49 CFR, IATA, IMDG, TDG along with OSHA and WHMIS hazard communication courses. When not training, she writes safety data sheets for customers to comply with North American and European requirements. She actively participates in many associations, including DGAC, COSTHA and is the former chair of SCHC’s OSHA Alliance Committee.