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2020 IATA Lithium Battery Guidance Now Available

Posted on 1/28/2020 by Roger Marks

Recently, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its 2020 Lithium Battery Guidance Document for shippers who offer lithium-ion or lithium-metal batteries for air transport.

See the 2020 Lithium Battery Guidance Document here.

The guidance document lays out key definitions, restrictions, and other information needed to properly prepare and offer lithium battery air shipments.  It also includes a useful flowchart for classifying lithium batteries for transport.

Find the hazmat labels you need to ship lithium batteries by ground, air, or vessel in compliance with 49 CFR, IATA DGR, and IMDG Code regulations.  

Lithium Battery Test Summary Document

The 2020 guidance document also describes the lithium battery Test Summary document, which manufacturers and distributors are required to make available as of January 1, 2020.  

Learn more: What’s required in the lithium battery Test Summary document for 2020?

Manufacturers and distributors may make the test summary available by posting it on a company website or by preparing a paper document. The guidance document explicitly states that “(t)here is no expectation for the shipper/distributor to provide paper copies with each consignment containing lithium batteries.”

Need your copy of the 2020 IATA regulations to ship dangerous goods by air? Order the 2020 IATA DGR in our bookstore.

Online Lithium Battery Shipper Training

Need hazmat training to safely ship lithium batteries by ground, air, or vessel? Lion’s popular Shipping Lithium Batteries Online Course is updated regularly to cover the latest regulations you must know under 49 CFR, the IATA DGR, and the IMDG Code. 

New! Ship excepted lithium batteries by ground, air, or vessel? LIon's got a course just for you! The new Shipping Excepted Lithium Batteries Online Course will help you identify the requirements you must know, without getting bogged down or confused by rules for fully regulated lithium batteries.

Or, join Lion instructor and Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP) Joel Gregier for the live Shipping Lithium Batteries Webinar on January 30, February 13, or March 31. Save your seat.  

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