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Shipper's Declaration (IATA)

UPS Shipper's Declaration

When opting to comply with regulations promulgated by IATA, a Shipper’s Declaration must accompany each dangerous goods package or shipment.

Shipper's Declaration (IATA Section 8)

The following information must appear as indicated:

  • Shipper: Enter the shipper's full name and address.
  • Consignee: Enter the full name and address of the consignee.
  • Air Waybill Number: For air cargo shipments, the air waybill number is entered in this field. For small package shipments, the tracking number is entered.
  • Page X of X Pages: Enter the page number of the shipping declaration. If there is only one page for the shipment, note that the shippers declaration is "Page 1 of 1 Pages".
  • Aircraft Limitation: Delete the type of aircraft that does not apply.
  • Airport of Departure: Enter the full name of the airport or the city of departure (no abbreviations). Do not enter an airport code.
  • Airport of Destination: Enter the full name of the airport or city of destination (no abbreviations).
  • Shipment Type (Radioactive/non-Radioactive): Delete appropriate type.
  • Nature and Quantity of Dangerous Goods
    • UN or ID Number: Enter the UN or ID number for the material.
    • Proper Shipping Name: Enter the proper shipping name.
    • Class or Division: Enter the hazard class or division for the material.
    • Subsidiary Risk: Enter the subsidiary risk, if applicable. This subsidiary risk must be enclosed in brackets.
    • Packing Group: Enter the Packing Group assigned, if applicable.
    • Quantity and Type of Packing: A description of the package and an indication of the net quantity of material being shipped.
    • Packing Instructions: The IATA Packing Instruction number must be noted in this column.
    • Authorization: The words "Limited Quantity" or "Ltd Qty" if applicable, and the Special Provision number, if applicable.
  • Additional Handling Information: The shipper uses this box to indicate the appropriate 24-hour emergency response telephone number (in conjunction with the ER Registrant information) or any special handling information relevant to the shipment.
  • Certification: By completing this section, the shipper certifies that the package is in compliance with all rules and regulations.

UPS requires three original Shipper's Declarations on each hazardous materials package. If more than one hazardous material is in a package, one shipper's declaration must be used listing all materials. UPS allows a maximum of three compatible materials in one package.

The shipper is responsible for ensuring that all copies of the shipper's declaration are clear and legible.

If you have any questions about shipping hazardous materials with UPS, please call the UPS Hazardous Materials Support Center at 1-800-554-9964.