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.

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

 

2015 Changes to the IATA Regulations

Marking & Labeling

The dimensions for labels and marks have been clearly specified; most of them must have a square shape, with a 100 mm side. For hazard labels, the line inside the edge forming the diamond must be at least 2 mm wide. However, keep in mind that labels conforming to the specifications of the 55th Edition of the DGR will still be acceptable until December 31st 2016.

As of January 1st 2016, a new requirement will be added to OVERPACK and SALVAGE markings, which will need to be 12 mm high.

                                           Important Change to DOT shipping regulations

                                           Per DOT regulations - Effective October 1, 2014

                                        Class 9 hazard labels with the horizontal line will no longer be accepted

New Class 9 label 2015

 

2011 Changes to the IATA Regulations

Very important: There are several major changes in the shipping regulations that will impact those shipping Category A Infectious Substances, Genetically Modified Micro-organisms, and Genetically Modified Organisms (example: vectors)

These changes are effective immediately.

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