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  • Are Consumer Commodities dangerous goods by air transport?

    Every day, thousands of personal care and household products such as nail lacquers, certain medicines and aerosols or perfumes are shipped by air transport. However, do we bear in mind that they can be required to be declared as dangerous goods?


    Consumer Commodities air transport

    According to IATA DGR 55th Edition, Appendix A, a consumer commodity is defined as “a material which is packed and distributed in a form intended or suitable for retail sales for the purposes of personal care or household use (see special provision A112 for classes and divisions permitted under this definition)”.

    To get a better insight about how to ship consumer commodities, read and learn from the following article -written by DGM New York- about how to meet compliance requirements in accordance with air transport regulations

    The article provides the guidelines needed to prepare consumer  commodities shipments   to be in compliance with international air transport requirements such as:

    • Identification of consumer commodities
    • Their classification under ID 8000
    • Packaging requirements
    • Marking and labelling requirements
    • Information required to be provided in the Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD)

    For further details or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. DGMwill ensure your shipments are fully compliant with regulations.

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