Important changes in the carriage of lithium batteries

08/02/2013 by D.O.T

Be sure that you know the latest restrictions for the carriage of Lithium batteries.

This document provided by IATA is based on the provisions set out in the 2013-2014 Edition of the ICAO Technical Instruction for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and the 54th Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR).


The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for complying with provisions applicable to the transport by air of lithium batteries as set out in the DGR.

Specifically the document provides information on:


• Definitions;
• Classification (including classification flowcharts);
• Transport Conditions
• Exceptions;
• Special Provisions;
• Packaging provisions for lithium batteries;
• Prohibitions;
• Passenger Provisions; and
• Frequently Asked Questions

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