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Frequently Asked Questions
You’ll need to provide a material safety data sheet (MSDS) and information on how much of the substance, article, and product is being shipped, how it is packed, and if there are any special provisions being declared for us to determine what chemicals and/or ingredients were used in the development of the product.
Your shipper is ultimately responsible for declaring their goods as DG or non-DG and providing supporting documentation, like an MSDS, to back up their claim.
Additionally, carriers will likely request a MSDS or Safe Transport Report (for ex-Mainland China departures) to confirm the product is non-hazardous. If your shipper can provide an MSDS, we can assist further.
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To export these goods from mainland China, carriers will require a valid MSDS, UN 38.3 test report/summary, and Air/Sea Cert for Safe Transport. It is critical that all shipper and battery model information match across all battery docs to have space released. To export these goods from anywhere other than mainland China, carriers will require a valid MSDS UN 38.3 test report/summary. Again, it is critical that all shipper and battery model information match across all battery docs to have space released.
Flexport will require a lithium battery declaration for any Section II/IB when Flexport is the origin agent. We will require a completed Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD) when the lithium battery is Section I / IA. We will also require a State of Charge LOI for any loose lithium batteries where Flexport is handling the DG prep.