IATA Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines 9th Edition, Mobile Version

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Lithium batteries have become the preferred energy source to power a wide variety of consumer goods ranging from mobile phones to children’s toys to e-bikes. Though widely used, most people are not aware that lithium batteries are dangerous goods which require special consideration and can pose a safety risk if not prepared and transported in compliance with the transport regulations.

The transport regulations applicable to lithium batteries can be difficult to navigate for companies and individuals who are not familiar with dangerous goods in general. As there are different parties involved in the transport of lithium batteries from manufacturers, technicians and engineers to battery assemblers and consumer electronics retailers, IATA has created these guidelines to assist shippers of lithium batteries and equipment containing lithium batteries in meeting their safety obligations.

This mobile Lithium Battery Shipping Guide (LBSG) includes everything you need to safely and efficiently prepare lithium battery shipments in compliance with international air transport regulations. The LBSG includes animated packing examples, sample checklists, examples of marking and labeling of packages, and example of completed documentation for the different packaging scenarios.

Customized features include:

  • Tabs – Open the manual in a new tab to create customized versions with favorites, mark ups such as annotations and highlights or simply to open in a dedicated section
  • Favorites – Bookmark frequently referenced passages and sections for quick and easy access
  • Annotations – Mark up the manual with your own comments to customize the LBSG to your unique processes
  • Navigation – With many links to chapters within the document you can reference related content with just the click of a button

Though designed specifically with manufacturers and shippers of lithium batteries and lithium battery powered equipment in mind, the LBSG can equally be used by freight forwarders to assist them in discussions with their customers.

The latest edition of the Lithium Battery Shipping Regulations (LBSR) is the 9th edition, and the 2022 changes include:

  • The List ( and List of State Variations (2.3.2) 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 these Regulations
  • 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
  • Packing Instructions PI 966 and PI 969 have been revised to clarify the packing options for Section 1, 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

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Format Mobile
Format Unit Of Measure 1
Language English
Year Published 2021
Edition 9th Edition
Manufacturer Number 8592-63
Manufacturer Name International Air Transport Association
Regulatory Agency International Civil Air Organization
Effective Date 2022-01-01T00:00:00
Material Paper
Weight 0 lbs
Country Of Origin CA
Harmonized Tariff Code 4901100000
UNSPSC Code 55111601
Product Video
Digital Formats Video