Significant changes and amendments to the 63rd Edition (2022) of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations

The 63rd edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations incorporates all amendments made by the IATA
Dangerous Goods Board and includes addenda issued by ICAO to the content of the 2021–2022 edition of
the ICAO Technical Instructions. The following list is intended to assist the user to identify the main changes
introduced in this edition and must not be considered an exhaustive listing. The changes have been prefaced by the section or subsection in which the change occurs.


2.8.1—State Variations—The List (2.8.1) and List of State Variations (2.8.2) have been revised to include
territories that are subject to the jurisdiction of a State where that State has advised of variations to the
provisions of the DGR.


4.2—List of Dangerous Goods
The amendments to the List of Dangerous Goods include:
● revision to the entry “tert-Amylperoxy-3,5,5-trimethylhexanoate” to show it as UN 3105, instead of
● deletion of Special Provision A2 from UN 3094, Corrosive liquid, water reactive, n.o.s.;
● the entry “Fuel system components” has been revised to include reference to Dangerous goods in

Packing Instructions

PI 965 and PI 968—Have been revised to remove Section II from these two packing instructions. To provide
shippers with time to adapt their logistics processes to ship lithium cells and batteries in accordance with
Section IB of Packing Instruction 965 and Packing Instruction 968, as applicable, there is a 3-month transition
period until 31 March 2022, during which time shippers may continue to use Section II.
Consequential amendments have been made to 1.6.1, Special Provision A334,, Table 9.1.A and
Table 9.5.A to reflect the deletion of Section II of Packing Instruction 965 and Packing Instruction 968.
PI 966 and PI 969—Have been revised to clarify the packing options for Section I, which are:
● the lithium cells or batteries are packed in a UN specification packaging, then placed with the equipment
in a strong rigid outer packaging; or
● the cells or batteries are packed with the equipment in a UN specification packaging.
The packing options in Section II have been deleted, as there is only one option available given that there is
no requirement for UN specification packagings.

7—Marking & Labelling—the wording has been revised to refer to two or more “different” dangerous goods to clarify when All
Packed in One is applicable.

8—Documentation—The text on removal of the Cargo Aircraft Only label has been revised to include “or obliterated”
after “removed”, to provide flexibility.

10—Radioactive Materials—This paragraph has been revised to identify that where the shipper applies the provisions of Table
10.3.B to determine the basic nuclide values for radionuclides not included in Table 10.3.A, that a statement
must be included on the Shipper’s Declaration identifying the use of Table 10.3.B.—The text on removal of the Cargo Aircraft Only label has been revised to include “or obliterated”
after “removed”, to provide flexibility., Step 6—Associated with the change adopted in, an additional requirement has been
added to identify that where the shipper is offering a radionuclide not listed in Table 10.3.A that a statement
must be added to the Shipper’s Declaration.—A new Step 13 has been added providing an example of the statement that must be added to the
Shipper’s Declaration when the shipper has applied the provisions of Table 10.3.B to determine the
appropriate A1 or A2 value for the unlisted radionuclide. The statement must include indication of the type of
radiation from the radionuclide.
Appendix D—Contact details for competent authorities have been updated.
Appendix E—Changes have been made to the list of UN Specification Packaging Suppliers (E.1) and the
Package Testing Facilities (E.2).
Appendix F—The list of Sales Agents (F.2), IATA Accredited Training Schools (F.3—F.5) and IATA
Authorised Training Centres (F.6) have been revised.
Appendix H—The guidance material on development and implementation of competency-based training for
dangerous goods has been revised based on engagement with, and input from training providers and
member airlines.
Appendix I—A new appendix has been added to this edition of the DGR to provide the detail of the changes
that will come into effect as of 1 January 2023 based on the adoption of the changes arising from the 22nd
revised edition of the UN Model Regulations as well as the changes that have been agreed to date by the
ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel for inclusion into the 2023–2024 edition of the Technical Instructions. These
changes include:
● Revision to the criteria for assignment of packing groups to substances and mixtures of corrosive
● Exclusion from the requirement for a test summary for equipment, including circuit boards, that contain
only lithium button cells.
● Updates to the list of dangerous goods, which includes a new entry, UN 3550, Cobalt dihydroxide
. The entry UN 1169, Extracts, aromatic, liquid will be deleted and the entry UN 1197, currently
Extracts, flavouring, liquid will be revised to become Extracts, liquid, for flavour or aroma. UN 1891,
Ethyl bromide, which is currently assigned to Division 6.1 will be reclassified to become Class 3 with a
Division 6.1 subsidiary hazard.
● Adoption of two new packing instructions, PI 222 for Articles containing non-flammable, non-toxic
gas, n.o.s.
, where the article contains only a Division 2.2 gas without a subsidiary hazard, but excluding
refrigerated liquefied gases and gases forbidden on passenger aircraft and PI 975 for Articles
containing miscellaneous dangerous goods, n.o.s
., where the article contains only environmentally
hazardous substances.
● Change to the lithium battery handling mark to remove the requirement for a telephone number to be
provided on the mark. There is a transition period until 31 December 2026 during which time the existing
mark may continue to be used.
● Revision to 9.3.7—Replacement of Labels. To provide for the replacement of marks that become lost,
detached or illegible after the packages have been accepted. This change is limited to the replacement of
the excepted quantity mark, limited quantity mark, environmentally hazardous substance mark and the
lithium battery mark.

Here’s the list in pdf format.