Canada Bans Lithium Batteries As Cargo

The Canadian authorities have banned lithium-metal batteries from being transported as cargo on passenger flights in keeping with rules laid out by ICAO.

The Canadian authorities have banned lithium-metal batteries from being transported as cargo on passenger flights in keeping with rules laid out by ICAO.

Announced on December 30 2014, Canada’s ban came into effect on January 1 2015. It also laid out new requirements for labelling and emergency response assistance plans for certain dangerous goods.

The rule does not apply to batteries already contained in or packed with equipment, nor travellers’ personal deviceswhich use lithium-ion batteries, such as laptops and smartphones, but only to those packaged and shipped separately. 

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