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IATA 4th Lithium Battery Workshop

This workshop reviewed the changes to the air transport regulations that will become effective 1 January 2015 as well as the requirements for testing of lithium cells and batteries contained in Amendment 1 to the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria.

When: November 4 - November 5, 2014
Where: Guangzhou, China
Venue: Marriott, China Hotel, Guangzhou
Audience: Open to all

Workshop Presentations

Day 1 (pdf)

Day 2 (pdf)


The workshop provided a practical explanation on how to comply with the regulations applicable to shipping lithium batteries by air, as well as the application of the test requirements set out in Subsection 38.3 of the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria.

It promoted the best practices for regulatory compliance and safety to help reduce the incidence of delayed shipments and avoid potential penalties or fines resulting from regulatory breaches.


The seminar provided an excellent opportunity to engage and share experiences on:

  • The intent and application of the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria
  • The application of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Packing instructions for lithium batteries that will take effect from 1 January 2015
  • Provisions that currently apply
  • Application of the regulations applicable to the testing, packaging and shipping of lithium batteries by air
  • And a review of the current provisions for lithium batteries together with the changes effective in the 2014 DGR

Additional information

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