Special marking provisions for radioactive material
Each package shall be legibly and durably marked on the outside of the packaging with an
identification of either the consignor or consignee, or both. Each overpack shall be legibly and
durably marked on the outside of the overpack with an identification of either the consignor or
consignee, or both unless these marks of all packages within the overpack are clearly visible.
For each package, other than excepted packages, the UN number preceded by the letters "UN" and the
proper shipping name shall be legibly and durably marked on the outside of the packaging. The
marking of excepted packages shall be as required by 126.96.36.199.1.
Each package of gross mass exceeding 50 kg shall have its permissible gross mass legibly and durably
marked on the outside of the packaging.
Each package which conforms to:
(a) a Type IP-1 package, a Type IP-2 package or a Type IP-3 package design shall be legibly and
durably marked on the outside of the packaging with "TYPE IP-1", "TYPE IP-2" or "TYPE IP-
3" as appropriate;
(b) a Type A package design shall be legibly and durably marked on the outside of the packaging
with "TYPE A";
(c) a Type IP-2 package, a Type IP-3 package or a Type A package design shall be legibly and
durably marked on the outside of the packaging with the distinguishing sign used on vehicles
in international road traffic2 of the country of origin of design and either the name of the
manufacturer or other identification of the packaging specified by the competent authority of
the country of origin of design.
Each package which conforms to a design approved under one or more of paragraphs 188.8.131.52.1,
184.108.40.206.1, 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199 shall be legibly and durably marked on the
outside of the package with the following information:
(a) the identification mark allocated to that design by the competent authority;
(b) a serial number to uniquely identify each packaging which conforms to that design;
(c) "Type B(U)", "Type B(M)" or "Type C", in the case of a Type B(U), Type B(M) or Type C
Each package which conforms to a Type B(U), Type B(M) or Type C package design shall have the
outside of the outermost receptacle which is resistant to the effects of fire and water plainly marked by
embossing, stamping or other means resistant to the effects of fire and water with the trefoil symbol
shown in the figure below.
2 Distinguishing sign of the State of registration used on motor vehicles and trailers in international road traffic,
e.g. in accordance with the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic of 1949 or the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic of
Basic trefoil symbol with proportions based on a central circle of radius X.
The minimum allowable size of X shall be 4 mm.
Where LSA-I or SCO-I material is contained in receptacles or wrapping materials and is carried under
exclusive use as permitted by 188.8.131.52.4, the outer surface of these receptacles or wrapping materials
may bear the mark "RADIOACTIVE LSA-I" or "RADIOACTIVE SCO-I", as appropriate.
In all cases of international carriage of packages requiring competent authority approval of design or
shipment, for which different approval types apply in the different countries concerned by the
shipment, marking shall be in accordance with the certificate of the country of origin of the design.
Special marking provisions for environmentally hazardous substances
Packages containing environmentally hazardous substances meeting the criteria of 184.108.40.206.10 shall be
durably marked with the environmentally hazardous substance mark shown in 220.127.116.11.3 with the
exception of single packagings and combination packagings where such single packagings or inner
packagings of such combination packagings have:
- a quantity of 5 l or less for liquids; or
- a net mass of 5 kg or less for solids.
The environmentally hazardous substance mark shall be located adjacent to the marks required by
18.104.22.168. The requirements of 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 shall be met.
The environmentally hazardous substance mark shall be as shown in Figure 188.8.131.52.3.
Environmentally hazardous substance mark
The mark shall be in the form of a square set at an angle of 45° (diamond-shaped). The symbol (fish
and tree) shall be black on white or suitable contrasting background. The minimum dimensions shall
be 100 mm x 100 mm and the minimum width of the line forming the diamond shall be 2 mm. If the
size of the package so requires, the dimensions/line thickness may be reduced, provided the mark
remains clearly visible. Where dimensions are not specified, all features shall be in approximate
proportion to those shown.
NOTE: The labelling provisions of 5.2.2 apply in addition to any requirement for packages to bear
the environmentally hazardous substance mark.
Lithium battery mark
Packages containing lithium cells or batteries prepared in accordance with special provision 188 shall
be marked as shown in Figure 184.108.40.206.2.