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DG AutoCheck

​​Our new dangerous goods acceptance check validation tool takes all the regulations, rules, best practices and guidance contained in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) − the industry standard for almost 60 years and trusted by the dangerous goods supply chain − and converts them into an automated compliance solution.

Contact us: dgautocheck@iata.org

Optimizing Dangerous Goods Declarations

DG AutoCheck is a digital solution that allows the air cargo supply chain to check the compliance of the Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods (DGD) against all relevant rules and regulations contained in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

The tool enables electronic consignment data to be received directly, supporting the digitization of the cargo supply chain. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology also transforms a paper DGD into electronic data. This data is then processed and verified automatically using the XML data version of the DGR.

DG AutoCheck also facilitates a ground handler or airline’s decision to accept or reject a shipment during the physical inspection stage by providing a pictorial representation of the package with the marking and labelling required for air transport.

Safety, process & cost improvements


  • Acceptance checks are applied consistently against the DGR provisions
  • Addendums to the DGR are immediately applied to the checks
  • Staff can focus on exceptions, not routine
  • Staff’s Cat. 6 certification is verified and, if expired, access to the system is blocked
  • Compliance-related errors are intercepted


  • Significantly reduce DG checking process time
  • Access both electronic and paper formats
  • Distribute check results such as data for the NOTOC or error report to the shipper
  • Manage and monitor your organization’s acceptance checks


  • Avoidance of non-safety related costs
  • Reduce resource requirements
  • Reduce the risk of regulatory fines for non-compliance
  • Reduce filing, reporting and compliance analysis costs

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How to integrate the solution into your operational environment

DG AutoCheck is available for airlines, ground handlers and freight forwarders to use in their operational environment to faciliate the management of their dangerous goods shipments.

For further technical and commercial information on DG AutoCheck, please contact us at: dgautocheck@iata.org

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