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KMR Blog: IATA Manual Revision

It’s that time of the year again!

In this months blog post our team wanted to highlight IATA's (International Air Transport Association) recently published revised version of Dangerous Goods Regulation (DGR). This is the go-to manual for airlines, freight forwarders and shippers across the globe to ensure the safe transport of hazardous goods by air. Mandatory compliance with the revised version of IATA DGR starts on January 1st, 2021.

So What`s New in the 2021 IATA DGR (62nd Edition)?

  • Adds new UN numbers and proper shipping names to the List of Dangerous Goods in Section 4.2

  • Revises many of the IATA DGR Packing Instructions, including PI 965 and 970 for Lithium cells and batteries.

  • Revises the criteria for assigning personal goods to corrosives and mixtures.

  • Adds new special provisions to Section 4.4 and amended existing special provisions.

  • Adds new criteria to address solid medical waste containing Category A infectious substance (

  • Re-numbers the Packing Instruction (PI) for UN 3291 from PI 622 to PI 621.

  • Adopting a new, competency-based framework for dangerous goods training in Section 1.5.

See the full list of updates to the 2021 IATA DGR or to access more information:

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