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Definite Requirements – Section 3.5

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According to the regulations, all shipping documents must include:

  • The name and address of the place of business in Canada of the consignor
  • The date the shipping document was prepared or was first given to the carrier
  • A description of the dangerous goods, in the following order:
    • UN number
    • Shipping name and, immediately after the shipping name unless it is already a part of it (for dangerous goods subject to special provision 16 in Schedule 2), the technical name, in parenthesis, of the most dangerous substance related to the primary class
    • Primary class, which may be shown as a number only or under the heading “Class” or “Classe” or following the word “Class” or “Classe”
    • the subsidiary class or classes, in parentheses, which may be shown as a number only or under the heading “subsidiary class” or “classe subsidiaire” or following the words “subsidiary class” or “classe subsidiaire” (except that for transport by aircraft or by ship the subsidiary class or classes may be shown after the packing group)
    • Packing group roman numeral, which may be preceded by the letters “PG” or “GE” or the words “Packing Group” or “Groupe d’emballage,”
  • For each shipping name, the quantity of dangerous goods
    • All units of measure must be in the International System of Units (SI) on shipping documents prepared in Canada
  • For dangerous goods included in any of the Classes 2 to 9 that are in a small means of containment that require a label to be displayed on them in accordance with Part 4, the number of small means of containment for each shipping name
  • The words “24-Hour Number” or “Numéro de 24-heures,” followed by a telephone number at which the consignor can be reached immediately to provide technical information about the dangerous goods in transport without breaking the telephone connection made by the caller