As the transport industry continues to incorporate and train in IATA 2015 Dangerous Goods Regulations, IATA has just released its 57th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. This edition incorporates all amendments made by the Dangerous Goods Board and includes addenda issued to the 2015–16 edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions. For all shippers of Dangerous Goods, there are important regulatory changes that will affect you in 2016 and 2017.
Some of the key changes focus on operational improvements, better identification, unit load devices, and more regulations on lithium batteries. Appendix H might be the most important section in the updated regulations as it provides recommended changes for 2016 that will become mandatory on January 1, 2017. This deadline allows ample time for companies to make changes with processes and also improve IT infrastructure and networks to meet the new regulations for 2017.
Please watch the IATA video or click the attachment link below to learn more about the main changes introduced in this edition. Regardless of what you ship, you should review the summary of changes.