Update on US Harmonisation Rulemaking (HM-215N)

The new US administration has stopped the harmonization of international Dangerous Goods Regulations in the USA. Therefore this year’s changes to the Dangerous Goods Regulations have not been incorporated in US law. 

As a result we may encounter some discrepancies in the USA particularly as they relate to the new lithium battery regulations. The new requirements which become mandatory in 2019 include the new UN numbers, lithium battery mark and Lithium battery Class 9 label.   Any lithium battery shipment touching the USA should follow the 2016 regulations to avoid delays.  Please get in touch with your local office if you need any assistance with your shipment.