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Dangerous Goods Documentation

Significant changes to the 56th Edition

Users of the Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) are invited to review the significant changes (pdf) to the 56th edition (other languages are found on the DG Community), that will become effective on 1 January 2015, and to check the video overview:


Documents complementing the 56th Edition

Archived addenda for the 55th Edition of the DGR can be downloaded on the DGCommunity.

Checklists for the 56th Edition

Batteries, nickel metal hydride (UN 3496)

Download the explanation and guidance on the transport of nickel metal hydride batteries (pdf) by air.

Infectious substances

Infectious substances are materials that contain pathogens. These micro-organisms (including bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi) and other agents can cause disease in humans or animals.

Environmentally hazardous substances

Certain materials can be a threat to the nature and adversely affect people's health. To classify them, the IATA DGR refers to the criteria for environmentally hazardous substances of the UN Model Regulations (pdf).


Additional information

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