Significant Changes to the 63rd Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations 2022

As we see 2021 heading into the final months, its time to start looking at what 2022 will bring? As usual IATA will be revising the Dangerous Goods Regulations. A copy of those changes can be found here:

One of the most significant changes that is occurring in 2022 is Lithium Batteries by Air again!

IATA have announced the removal of Section II for the shipment of lithium ion and lithium metal batteries on their own. This will have an impact on shippers of batteries with a watt hour rating under 100 or under 2 g of lithium metal content will have to review their shipping procedures. It will mean that shippers of lithium batteries by air will have to prepare shippers’ declarations for every consignment.

Products with a watt hour rating under 100 include mobile phones, laptops and other small battery powered devices. If this affects you or your business, book your lithium battery training with us to make sure you are up-to-date and understand these changes.