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Dangerous goods are materials that pose a risk to health, property, and the environment. These include flammable substances like chemicals, lithium-ion batteries, or explosives. Dangerous goods can be solid, liquid, or gas.

Shipping dangerous goods can make anyone feel anxious. Follow the tips here and ship your products safely.

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1.  Know Your Hazardous Products

It is the shipper’s job to classify a particular package as dangerous or not to the carrier. In addition, they must mark it correctly on the package so others handling the cargo know the potential hazard the goods may have.

According to the UN Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, dangerous goods are classified into nine classes based on

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