November 11 - IATA has released a summary of the main changes to the 55th edition of its Dangerous Goods Regulations, effective 1 January 2014, replacing last year's edition.

The 55th edition incorporates all amendments made by the IATA Dangerous Goods Board and includes corrigenda and addenda issued after the 54th edition was published.

The list is not exhaustive and is merely a tool to assist users to identify the main changes introduced in the new edition.

Beside changes to various requirements for lithium batteries and radioactive material, a new Appendix has been added, Appendix H, to provide details of changes coming into effect 1 January 2015 based on the adoption of changes arising from the 18th 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 in the 2015/2016 Technical Instructions.

The list can be viewed on the IATA website, here.