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Dangerous Goods Documentation

New: Significant changes to the 57th Edition

Users of the Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) are invited to review the Significant Changes to the 57th Edition​ (pdf), that will become effective 1 January 2016, and to check the video overview: ​​​​​


Documents complementing the 56th Edition


The Addendum II to the 56th Edition of the DGR contains corrections to the Regulations, an update on e-cigarettes as well as new and modified State and operator variations. The eDGR auto-update will also be available shortly.


 Addendum I

 Addendum II

 English (08 Jan 2015) (pdf)  English (04 May 2015) (pdf)
 German (15 Jan 2015 (pdf)  German (07 May 2015) (pdf)
 French (19 Jan 2015) (pdf)  French  (07 May 2015) (pdf)
 Spanish (21 Jan 2015) (pdf)  Spanish (11 May 2015 (pdf)
 Russian (19 Jan 2015) (pdf)  Russian (08 Mat 2015) (pdf)

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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