The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published the first addendum to the 64th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). The addendum came into effect on January 1st, 2023, and will continue to be effective until December 31st, 2023.
The addendum includes a number of changes and corrections to the 64th Edition of the IATA DGR. Some of the most notable changes include:
The addition of a three-month transition period until 31 March 2023 for the current two UN entries, UN 1169, Extracts, aromatic, liquid and UN 1197, Extracts, flavouring, liquid (DGR 18.104.22.168.1).
Packing Instruction Y203 has been amended to include the following text: “This packing instruction is not authorized for lithium ion cells or batteries.”
Packing Instruction 970 (Section II) for lithium metal cells or batteries in equipment (UN 3091) has been amended to include a reference to 5.0.
Special Provision A111 has been amended to include the following text: “This special provision does not apply to lithium ion cells or batteries.”
Airline Operator Variations have been revised.
The addendum also includes a number of corrections to the 64th Edition of the IATA DGR. These corrections include:
A correction to the definition of “Division 6.1 Toxic Substances” in 22.214.171.124.
A correction to the note in Section 8 for Shipping of Liquid Extracts (UN 1169 & UN 1197).
A correction to Packing Instruction Y203.
A correction to Packing Instruction 970 (Section II).
A correction to Special Provision A111.
The full addendum is available for download below. Shippers should review the addendum and ensure that they are in compliance with the new requirements.
If you have any questions about the addendum, please direct those questions to your contact at DGM New York or DGM Philadelphia