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2021 Lithium Battery Guidance Document


Transport of Lithium Metal and Lithium Ion Batteries

Revised for the 2021 Regulations Introduction


This document is based on the provisions set out in the 2021-2022 Edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Technical Instructions) and the 62nd Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). The provisions of the DGR with respect to lithium batteries may also be found in the IATA lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines (LBSG) 8th Edition. In addition to the content from the DGR, the LBSG also has additional classification flowcharts and detailed packing and documentation examples for lithium batteries.

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