International Standards and Recommended Practices Annex 18 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation The Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air This edition incorporates all amendmentsadopted by the Council prior to 5 March 2011 and supersedes, on 17 November 2011, all previous editions of Annex 18. For information regarding the applicability of the Standards and Recommended Practices, see Foreword and the relevant clauses in each Chapter. Fourth Edition July 2011 International Civil Aviation Organization
Published in separate English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish editions by the INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION 999 University Street, Montral, Quebec, Canada H3C 5H7 For ordering information and for a complete listing of sales agents and booksellers, please go to the ICAO website at www.icao.int. First edition 1984 Second Edition 1989 Third Edition 2001 Fourth Edition 2011 Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air are approved, issued and amended by the Council and amplify the basic provisions of Annex 18. They contain all the detailed instructions necessary for the safe international transport of dangerous goods by air. Though not Standards themselves, they assume the character of Standards by virtue of Standard 2.2.1 of Annex 18. For this reason, the detailed requirements of the Technical Instructions are considered binding on a State unless, in the event that the State is unable to accept the binding nature of the Technical Instructions, it has notified a difference to the provisions of paragraph 2.2.1 of Annex 18 under Article 38 of the Convention. The Technical Instructions are published by ICAO in Doc 9284 which represents the only authentic source material. Annex 18 The Safe Transport of Dangerous Good by Air Order Number AN 18 ISBN 978-92-9231-813-0 ICAO 2011 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, without prior permission in writing from the International Civil Aviation Organization.