Letter on Recent Lithium Battery Incidents and Enforcement
The failure of some shippers to comply with these requirements has been the root cause of virtually all of reported air cargo transport incidents. Although the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is recognized as an international leader on air transportation safety issues, we believe there needs to be a more concerted effort to promote international cooperation with respect to enforcing existing lithium battery regulations. The U.S. DOT should be working with its international partners to assure enforcement of existing dangerous goods regulations and develop appropriate outreach materials for shippers. The signatories to this letter strongly support such activity.