IATA Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines - Regulatory Publications - IATA Lithium Battery Handling Guide

Lithium batteries are the preferred energy source to power a variety of consumer products - from mobile phones, to children’s toys, to e-bikes. Lithium batteries are dangerous goods, and can pose a safety risk if not prepared in compliance with transport regulations.

Let the IATA LBSG guide you step by step through the shipping process. It’s everything you need to safely and efficiently prepare lithium battery shipments in compliance with international air transport regulations.

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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