Limited Quantities Exemption

Some marks that are currently authorized for use on dangerous goods shipped as a limited quantity will expire on December 31, 2020. To ensure that your consignment is properly marked and to avoid rejected consignments or non-compliances, please note the following requirement in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR):

Until 12/31/2020

As per subsection 1.17(5) and 1.17(6) of the TDGR, the following marks for a limited quantity are accepted:

3 white squares on point representing the accepted marks for a consignment of dangerous goods. From left to right: white square on point with up and bottom portions in black, white square on point with up and bottom portions in black and the letter Y centered (for air mode) and a white square on point with the UN number for the dangerous goods.  The text ‘’As per 1.17 (6)(d)’’ accompanies the last square on point.

Or

  • the words "Limited Quantity"
  • the abbreviation "Ltd. Qty."
  • the words "Consumer Commodity"; or
  • the UN number of each limited quantity of dangerous goods preceded by the letters "UN", placed within a square on point

From 01/01/2021

As per subsection 1.17(5) of the TDGR, only the following marks for a limited quantity are accepted:

2 white squares on point representing the accepted marks for a consignment of dangerous goods. From left to right: white square on point with up and bottom portions in black, white square on point with up and bottom portions in black and the letter Y centered (for air mode).

Marks in text format and the white square on point with UN number are no longer accepted after December 31, 2020.

TDG Contact information

Email: tdg-tmd@tc.gc.ca

 

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