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A new regulation on lithium batteries in air transport

Based on the new IATA DGR requirements that will come into force on 1 January 2020, he sender will be obliged to provide the carrier with a so-called test summary. This applies to all air shipments containing lithium batteries.

The regulation applies to lithium batteries, whether individually packaged (UN3480 & UN3090) or installed in a device or a battery pack or packed with the device (UN3481, UN3091).

This document will be provided by the manufacturer or distributor of the battery. For those who regularly send the same type of batteries, it is sufficient to provide a test summary only once. It will be stored with us in case of further need. The test summary must be provided for each battery type and each particular manufacturer.

The mandatory minimum information to be included in the test summary is as follows:

Take this regulation into consideration if, after 1 January 2020, you want to transport lithium batteries by air separately or as part of the device.