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SIGNIFICANT CHANGES To Air Regulations 2023

November 01, 2022

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES To Air Regulations 2023

The 64th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations incorporates all amendments made by the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel in developing the content of the 2023–2024 edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions as well as changes adopted by the IATA Dangerous Goods Board. Below is a sample of the changes taken place for 2023.

  • 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 – 
    1. Changes to UN2794, UN2795, UN3292 
    2. Special provision A154 added for UN3171, UN3528, UN3529, UN2520, UN 2990, UN2072 and UN3166 
    3. New entry UN3550 Cobalt dihydroxide powder 
    4. Special provision A4 added to UN2922 and A5 to UN 2923 
    5. Reclassification of UN1891, Ethyl Bromide to Class 3 (6.1) 
    6. 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

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