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IATA 64th Edition Significant Changes

IATA 64th Edition Significant Changes 

Pumpkin spice is in the air, and so is our IATA pre-sale. As you know, the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations is updated annually. To avoid errors, an updated copy is absolutely required. 

Every year, we can expect a number of changes including, clarifications, new entries, special provisions and variations, but also packing instructions, documentation and marking and labeling.  

The 64th edition is no exception. The full list of Significant Changes and Amendments to the 64th Edition (2023) can be found here. 

Here are the highlights: 

  • Dangerous goods in excepted quantities – updated to clarify a package may also contact non-dangerous goods 
  • State variations – new states added 
  • Operator variations – not listed, but we can always expect changes here 
  • Classification – lithium battery test summary is not required for button cells installed in equipment 
  • Identification – 
    • Changes to UN2794, UN2795, UN3292 
    • Special provision A154 added for UN3171, UN3528, UN3529, UN2520, UN 2990, UN2072 and UN3166 
    • New entry UN3550 Cobalt dihydroxide powder 
    • Special provision A4 added to UN2922 and A5 to UN 2923 
    • Reclassification of UN1891, Ethyl Bromide to Class 3 (6.1) 
    • Deletion of UN1169.  
  • Special provisions – Various special provisions have been revised 
  • Packing – Several changes including two for lithium batteries 
  • PI 965 and P 968 – IB now requires a package to be capable of passing a 3-meter drop test 
  • PI 966, PI 967, PI 969 and PI 970 – Section II batteries when placed in an overpack, must be secured 
  • Marking and labeling – Lithium Battery handling mark revised to remove the telephone number. A transition period until December 2026 is in place. 
  • Documentation – transitional period for dangerous goods statement on the air waybill is extended to December 31, 2024 

Pre-order your IATA Dangerous goods regulations today or contact our Customer Relations Team. Questions about the upcoming changes? Contact one of our Regulatory Experts today. 

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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.

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