Notice – New edition of CAN/CGSB 43.151 is published

A new edition of the following standard has been developed by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) Technical Committee on the Packaging, handling, offering for transport and transport of Explosives (Class 1) and was published in July 2019:

CAN/CGSB-43.151-2019Packaging, handling, offering for transport and transport of Explosives (Class 1)

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Coming into force

In accordance with Section 1.3.2 of the TDG Regulations, this newly published standard comes into force on January 31, 2020, however, stakeholders may begin transitioning to these new standards at any time before this date.

Most notable changes

The most notable changes that appear in the new edition of this standard are summarized below:

  • Updated list of explosives and packing instructions to align with the 20th edition of the UN Recommendations
  • Updated references to other dangerous goods container standards
  • Added packing instructions for UN large packaging
  • Added domestic packing instruction for jet perforating guns
  • Improved usability by reorganizing the standard and incorporating updated regulatory requirements

Accessing the new standards

The standard may be obtained free of charge from:

Canadian General Standards Board
Sales Centre
Gatineau, Canada K1A 1G6

Telephone: 819-956-0425
Toll free: 1-800-665-2472
Fax: 819-956-5740

Web site:

The standard may also be obtained from:

Government of Canada Publications
Publishing and Depository Services
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0S5

Telephone: 613-941-5995
Toll free: 1-800-635-7943
Fax: 1-800-565-7757 or 613-954-5779.

Web site:

Participating in the development of future editions of these standards

Individuals and organizations interested in participating and contributing in the development of future editions of the standard are encouraged to contact the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) by any of the means below.

Canadian General Standards Board
Gatineau, Canada K1A 1G6

Telephone:  1-800-665-2472

Contact us

Stakeholders may submit questions to Transport Canada regarding the new edition of CAN/CGSB 43.151 by sending an email to