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2018-02 January 19, 2018 Summary of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations: 59th Edition with an Introduction by Frits Wybenga, Senior Technical Advisor; Trump Administration Pushes Further Deregulation with "3-for-1" Declaration

By JHMT StaffJanuary 19, 2018

The 59th Edition of the International Aviation Transport Association's Dangerous Goods Rules (IATA DGR) became effective on January 1, 2018. Changes introduced in the 59th edition are for the most part limited to changes incorporating two addenda to the International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions (ICAO TI) as well as clarifications to the DGR 58th edition. IATA has issued a document summarizing the changes introduced in the latest edition and Senior Technical Advisor Frits Wybenga provides this report reviewing the newest IATA DGR.

Click here to read Mr. Wybenga's full summary; subscriber login is required. A link is provided to IATA's summary of changes.


On December 14, 2017, the Trump administration published a document online listing claims for the effects of the de-regulatory actions over the past year. As of this time, The Journal has not been able to verify or find a source for the cost-saving figures asserted. The "2-for-1" Executive Order that was originally stated to be a temporary measure looks like it will not relent soon, as the document declares the intent to mandate regulatory agencies to:

"[achieve] even more regulatory rollbacks in FY 2018 compared with FY 2017, and plan to issue at least three deregulatory actions for every one new regulation."

Click here to view the document at whitehouse.gov.

For background on the relevant Executive Orders, please see HazMat Alerts 2017-06, 2017-10, and 2017-14; also the Wicks Group's reports, DOT and PHMSA Regulatory Reform in Response to Presidential Executive Orders and Administering the Administrative State: Regulatory Reform in the Trump Era. Ed Mazzullo, Technical Advisor, is currently preparing a report on PHMSA's 2018 Regulatory Agenda.