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Significant changes DGR 59th Edition


Users of the Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) are invited to review the Significant Changes to the 59th Edition (pdf), that will become effective 1 January 2018.

Addendum to the 59th Edition

The Addendum to the 59th Edition of the DGR contains clarification on operational considerations to the provisions for the handling of baggage equipped with lithium batteries, other than lithium button cells. The addendum also contains new and modified state and operator variations. The eDGR auto-update will also be available shortly. These changes are effective as of 1st of January, 2018 except the changes in Table 2.3.A and, which become effective 15th January 2018.

Checklists for the 59th 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).

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