Transporting vaccines, blood and medication quickly and safely is more important now than ever. Not only are the products themselves time and temperature sensitive, but the people they are meant to help often don’t have time to wait.

The TCR contains all the information you need to ship compliant temperature-sensitive products. Accessing up-to-date carrier and government regulations, packaging requirements and documentation samples before you ship reduces losses and improves patient health.

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For a limited time, we are offering 7-day, 15-day and 30-day trial subscriptions to the TCR Mobile, which is compatible with Windows, Mac OS, iOS and Android. View all the options on our online store.

Order the TCR online

English, Spanish and French versions of the TCR are available both in digital and print. All versions are updated annually.

Find out which format suits your needs best.

If you’re new to TCR, you will likely find it easier to search for the up-to-date information you need with one of our digital products. They're also cheaper.

What's inside the TCR?

  • Applicability (contracts, shipper and carrier responsibilities, special conditions, resolutions, compliance)
  • Government regulations (compliance, food regulations and laws, variations by country)
  • Carrier regulations (general information and carrier variations)
  • Pharmaceutical facts and product types (temperature levels, market trends, product categories, biomedical research)
  • Packaging (general information, types and categories of packaging)
  • Documentation and labelling (waybills, handling codes, aircraft documents, captain notification, government documents, labelling, marketing, WHO vaccine documentation)
  • Acceptance and control (general information, hazard analysis, cold chain management, load acceptance, abnormal loads)
  • Traceability and tracking (general, RFID)
  • Perishable goods (effect of handling on goods quality, incompatible loads and segregation)
  • Air transport logistics (service levels, temperature ranges, packaging technology, risk factors, critical control points, temperature mapping, healthcare labelling, quality management, environmental considerations)

Still not sure if the TCR is for you? Download the full table of contents.

Stay up-to-date

In the 2020 edition, there are a number of notable changes including:

  • Providing the pharmaceutical industry with specific business expectations in the TCR Chapter 17 when applying IATA Special Handling Codes
  • Enhancing the requirements to include a 24h emergency contact and their coordinates to be specified on the Air Waybill
  • Amendments and updates to the IATA CEIV Pharma Guidelines and Audit Checklist

TCR Training

You can learn more about temperature control transport regulations and best practice in three ways.