What’s New for the IATA DGR 54th Edition?
- New test criteria have been added to determine when articles may be excluded from Class 1. [22.214.171.124]
- The provisions applicable to viscous flammable liquids have been revised and clarified. [3.3.3]
- New provisions have been added to address the transport of uncleaned medical devices/equipment. [126.96.36.199.3]
- Provisions have been added to identify the requirements for lithium batteries, including requirements for manufacturers to have a quality management system. [188.8.131.52]
- Aside from a few entries for limited quantities, all references to “G” indicating gross weight have been deleted from the Dangerous Goods List. [4.2]
- A number of special provisions that include provisions for certain substances and articles to be “not subject to these Regulations” have been revised to limit the application to when the substances or articles are carried as cargo; see A32, A41, A47, A67, A69, A70, A98 and A129. [4.4]
- From now on, package markings must be at least 12 mm high (6 mm on smaller packagings); as of January 1, 2014, these will be mandatory minimums, not recommendations. [184.108.40.206]
- A new paragraph has been added to clearly identify dangerous goods that can be described on documentation, such as an air waybill, rather than on a Shipper’s Declaration. [8.0.1]
- Enhanced provisions for instructor qualifications. [1.5.6] 
- New provisions for De Minimis quantities of dangerous goods. [2.6.10]
- Almost all of the packing instructions have been revised to include closed head drums (1A1, 1B1, 1H1, and 1N1) and/or other metal boxes (4N) as outer packagings. [5.2]
- Significant revisions to packing instructions for lithium batteries. [PI 965-970]
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