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2018-06 April 9, 2018 IATA Issues Guidance Clarifying ICAO Label Line Thickness

By Journal StaffApril 9, 2018

In a PDF dated March 28, 2018, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) issued "Guidance Document – Specification of Hazard Labels" intended to update the Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) to match the latest guidance for the International Civil Aviation Organization's Technical Instructions (ICAO TI).

From the guidance:

"for hazard labels with the 2 mm line...the requirement for the 2 mm minimum thickness line will be deleted from the regulations with effect 1 January 2019. Based on the change adopted by the UN, the ICAO DGP has modified the specification of hazard labels to remove the requirement from the 2019-2020 edition of the Technical Instructions recognizing that the width of a line on a label does not impact on safety."

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