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2017-38 August 24, 2017 Significant Changes and Amendments to 2018 IATA DGR, 59th Edition

By JHMT StaffAugust 24, 2017

The 59th edition of the International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR) incorporates all amendments made by the IATA Dangerous Goods Board and includes addenda issued to the 2017–2018 edition of the International Civil Aviation Organization's Technical Instructions (ICAO TI). Changes in the 59th DGR become effective January 1, 2018.

Amendments affect the following areas:

  • Dangerous goods carried by passengers or crew
  • Operator variations
  • Classification
  • Special Provisions
  • Packing
  • Packing Instructions
  • Marking & Labeling
  • Handling

Click here to view IATA's list of significant changes to the 59th Edition. (PDF). For greater detail on the 2017-2018 ICAO TI, readers are also suggested to read Senior Technical Advisor Frits Wybenga's two part series on Amendments Discussed at the 25th Session of the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel (October 2015). Subscriber login is required.

Addenda to the 2017-2018 ICAO TI can be found at by browsing Int'l Decisions: Air Regulations: ICAO/IATA Addenda and Corrigenda.

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