IATA Regulations are published every year. A list of significant changes to the IATA Regulations can be found at www.iata.org. Below are highlight changes relevant to the Penn Shipping Community.
Limitations: A new paragraph 126.96.36.199.3 has been added mandating that the excepted quantity mark must be applied on one face of the package
Packaging: subparagraphs c and h of 188.8.131.52 were revised pertaining to Infectious Substance, Category A shipments.
Click here for details: 2020 IATA changes
No significant changes were made effecting the Penn community.
Click here for details: 2018 IATA changes
Marking & Labeling
Starting January 1, 2017, both international regulatory agencies and IATA in the United States are changing rules for hazard class labels. The new rule establishes a new minimum dimensional requirement for label borders, codifies the exception regarding reduction of label sizes to accommodate small packages to a standard conforming to the UN Model Regulations, and offers a color alternative (white) for the symbol on Class 5.1 Oxidizer labels.