Last Revised: May 09, 2023

IATA Regulations are published every year.  A list of significant changes to the IATA Regulations can be found at  Below are highlight changes relevant to the Penn Shipping Community.

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2023 Changes to the IATA Regulations


2.6—Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities—Paragraph has been revised to clarify that a package containing dangerous goods in excepted quantities may also contain goods not subject to the Regulations.


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2020 Changes to the IATA Regulations

Limitations: A new paragraph has been added mandating that the excepted quantity mark must be applied on one face of the package


Packaging: subparagraphs c and h of were revised pertaining to Infectious Substance, Category A shipments.


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2018 Changes to the IATA Regulations

No significant changes were made effecting the Penn community.

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2017 Changes to the IATA Regulations

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.

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DOT hazard label update 2017


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