Dangerous Goods are articles or substances that are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or the environment when transported. These are classified according to various sets of regulations for both air and ground transport, including:
If you are unsure whether your commodity is regulated by ICAO or TDG, please check your Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for further information.
Note: UPS does not offer shippers any formal consultative services relating to Dangerous Goods regulations.
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In Canada, UPS accepts most IATA- and TDG-regulated commodities from the list of acceptable classes. In some circumstances, the net inner receptacle quantity or the net quantity per package will vary from the allowable regulatory maximums.
UPS provides air and ground service for Dangerous Goods to and from Canada and the United States, and air service to various countries around the world.
Dangerous Goods is a contractual service requiring the shipper to comply with a number of internal UPS requirements, including:
For questions about our Dangerous Goods service, please contact the Dangerous Goods support centre at 1-800-509-0953. UPS representatives can answer questions and help you begin the process of implementing Dangerous Goods service to your location.
Dangerous Goods is a contract-only service.
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