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HAZARDOUS GOODS IN AIR TRANSPORT

Just as with HGV and sea freight transport, there are mandatory provisions for air freight which must be adhered to.  But what are hazardous goods?

People often forget that hazardous items (batteries, gas cartridges, etc.) are integrated in complete devices, or that the marketing department adds a small package containing hazardous goods (e.g. promotional lighters, matches, glue, etc.)  Some cosmetics are also considered hazardous goods, and this can have serious consequences.

If an accident occurs as a result of undeclared or incorrectly declared hazardous goods, in the case of air freight the sender bears sole liability for the resulting loss or damage.

This means that you must be aware of the exact contents of your consignment.

All hazardous goods must be declared (form : Shippers Declaration for Dangerous Goods) and packaged in accordance with regulations.

The “Shippers Declaration for Dangerous Goods” includes all important product data, the specified packaging and the UN number (dangerous goods identification number of the product), and it must be signed by the sender.

For this you will need certain details about the goods, depending on the type of hazard, such as : the flashpoint for flammable products the LD 50 value for toxic products the necrosis time for corrosive products.

Value Clearing and Forwarding has several specialists who can give you precise information on dangerous goods regulations.

Just as with HGV and sea freight transport, there are mandatory provisions for air freight which must be adhered to.  But what are hazardous goods?

People often forget that hazardous items (batteries, gas cartridges, etc) are integrated in complete devices, or that the marketing department adds a small package containing hazardous goods (e.g. promotional lighters, matches, glue, etc).  Some cosmetics are also considered hazardous goods, and this can have serious consequences.

If an accident occurs as a result of undeclared or incorrectly declared hazardous goods, in the case of air freight the sender bears sole liability for the resulting loss or damage.

This means that you must be aware of the exact contents of your consignment.

All hazardous goods must be declared (form : Shippers Declaration for Dangerous Goods) and packaged in accordance with regulations.

The “Shippers Declaration for Dangerous Goods” includes all important product data, the specified packaging and the UN number (dangerous goods identification number of the product), and it must be signed by the sender.

For this you will need certain details about the goods, depending on the type of hazard, such as : the flashpoint for flammable products the LD 50 value for toxic products the necrosis time for corrosive products.

Value Clearing and Forwarding has several specialists who can give you precise information on dangerous goods regulations.

These regulations are constantly being modified, for example with regard to clearance declarations or the known consignor.  To ensure that your documents comply with the latest regulations, ask your Air & Sea experts.

Safety regulations in air fright

In accordance with an EU regulation, a written safety declaration acknowledging the status as “known consignor” is currently required for export consignments.  (Current EU regulations must be observed; general legal requirements may change). For up-to-date information, please contact your local Air & Sea Office.

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