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Perishable Cargo Regulations (PCR)

The Global Standard for Remaining Fresh in the Air

Optimize your time and temperature supply chain management with crucial information on the transport of temperature-sensitive healthcare products as well as pharmaceutical product information based on WHO guidelines.  

Perishables      

The Perishable Cargo Regulations (PCR) is the leader in temperature control and cold chain management for goods from the health care and food sectors, including pharmaceutical products and non-hazardous biological materials and includes everything you need to properly prepare, package and handle time and temperature sensitive goods quickly and efficiently.

What's Included

The PCR provides you access to the most current and efficient practices for your perishable cargo operations and an integral tool to achieve cost savings and avoiding delays by guaranteeing your shipments are problem-free and compliant with international or local regulations. The PCR includes:

  • Up-to-date airline and government requirements pertaining to the transport of perishable cargo
  • Requirements on handling, marking & labeling
  • Necessary packaging requirements
  • Information on the necessary documentation required when transporting perishable cargo
  • A comprehensive classification of 100’s of perishable commodities

Who needs the PCR? 

The PCR is a necessity for everyone involved in the transport of perishable goods by air and is specifically geared towards:

  • Commercial shippers
  • Shippers of fresh fruits and flowers
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Ground Handlers
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Airlines

Features of the ePCR

The ePCR is a software application version of the PCR whcih combines the full content of the PCR along with many features not available with the printed manual to help you find what you're looking for quickly and efficiently.
 
  • Ease-of-use – enhanced navigation, and sorting capabilities
  • Global search – global keyword search to quickly find what you're looking for
  • Tabs – open the manual in a new tab to create customized versions with favorites, mark ups such as annotations and highlights or simply to open in a dedicated section
  • Favorites – bookmark frequently referenced passages and sections for quick and easy access
  • Supporting documents section – access to downloadable fillable forms, checklists and Special inserts.
  • Interactive Table 5.2A –  filter, sort, and customize 5.2A (the list of perishables) to your liking
  • Annual changes – identify everything that's changed in a section outlining all the regulatory changes incorporated in the given edition
Product Delivery for Web Download Versions

The ePAR is available both in CD-ROM and web download format. For web downloads, product  delivery will be by email and will take 3 business days. The email will arrive from CPSalesNotification@iata.org. Remember to check your junk/spam folder, or ensure iata.org is added to your company’s allowed senders list. Contact custserv@iata.org for assistance.

Platform support

This IATA application may be installed on Microsoft Windows desktop OS computers. It is not supported for install on Mac computers nor Windows Server OS computers. See the complete system requirements (pdf). 
 
Floating License
 
If you are a large airline, freight forwarder or shipper and are interested in a floating license version of the ePCR for your organization, please visit our floating license page for more information including availability, pricing and requirements.

 


Product Details
Media: ePCR/eTCR (CD-ROM) Combo
Edition: 2016 (15th edition)
Language: English
Regular Price: US $430
Note: Discounts are available for IATA member airlines as well as other organizations affiliated with IATA.
Product Details
Media: ePCR Software Application (CD-ROM)
Edition: 2016 (15th edition)
Language: English
Regular Price: US $265
Note: Discounts are available for IATA member airlines as well as other organizations affiliated with IATA.
Product Details
Media: Print Manual & ePCR Software (CD-ROM) Combo
Edition: 2016 (15th edition)
Language: English
Regular Price: US $410
Note: Discounts are available for IATA member airlines as well as other organizations affiliated with IATA.
Product Details
Media: ePCR Software Application (Web Download)
Edition: 2016 (15th edition)
Language: English
Regular Price: US $260
Note: Discounts are available for IATA member airlines as well as other organizations affiliated with IATA.
Product Details
Media: Printed Manual
Edition: 2016 (15th edition)
Language: English
Regular Price: US $260
Note: Discounts are available for IATA member airlines as well as other organizations affiliated with IATA.

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