Packages containing dangerous goods packed in conformity with the provisions of Part 3, Chapter 4 of the ICAO Technical Instructions may bear the mark shown in Figure 188.8.131.52 to certify conformity with these provisions:
Mark for packages containing limited quantities conforming to Part 3, Chapter 4 of the ICAO Technical Instructions
The mark shall be readily visible, legible and able to withstand open weather exposure without a substantial reduction in effectiveness.
The mark shall be in the form of a square set at an angle of 45° (diamond-shaped). The top and bottom portions and the surrounding line shall be black. The centre area shall be white or a 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. The symbol "Y" shall be placed in the centre of the mark and shall be clearly visible. Where dimensions are not specified, all features shall be in approximate proportion to those shown.
If the size of the package so requires, the minimum outer dimensions shown in Figure 184.108.40.206 may be reduced to be not less than 50 mm x 50 mm provided the mark remains clearly visible. The minimum width of the line forming the diamond may be reduced to a minimum of 1 mm. The symbol "Y" shall remain in approximate proportion to that shown in Figure 220.127.116.11.
Packages containing dangerous goods bearing the mark shown in 3.4.8 with or without the additional labels and marks for air transport shall be deemed to meet the provisions of section 3.4.1 as appropriate and of sections 3.4.2 to 3.4.4 and need not bear the mark shown in 3.4.7.
Packages containing dangerous goods in limited quantities bearing the mark shown in 3.4.7 and conforming with the provisions of the ICAO Technical Instructions, including all necessary marks and labels specified in Parts 5 and 6, shall be deemed to meet the provisions of section 3.4.1 as appropriate and of sections 3.4.2 to 3.4.4.
For an overpack containing dangerous goods packed in limited quantities, the following applies:
Unless the marks representative of all dangerous goods in an overpack are visible, the overpack shall
– marked with the word “OVERPACK”. The lettering of the “OVERPACK” mark shall be at
least 12 mm high. The mark shall be in an official language of the country of origin and also, if
that language is not English, French or German, in English, French or German, unless
agreements, if any, concluded between the countries concerned in the transport operation
provide otherwise; and
– marked with the marks required by this Chapter.
Except for air transport, the other provisions of 18.104.22.168 apply only if other dangerous goods which are
not packed in limited quantities are contained in the overpack and only in relation to these other
In advance of carriage, consignors of dangerous goods packed in limited quantities shall inform the carrier in a traceable form of the total gross mass of such goods to be consigned.
(a) Transport units with a maximum mass exceeding 12 tonnes carrying dangerous goods packed
in limited quantities shall be marked in accordance with 3.4.15 at the front and at the rear
except when the transport unit contains other dangerous goods for which orange-coloured plate
marking in accordance with 5.3.2 is required. In this latter case, the transport unit may display
the required orange-coloured plate marking only, or both the orange-coloured plate marking in
accordance with 5.3.2 and the marks in accordance with 3.4.15.
(b) Containers carrying dangerous goods packed in limited quantities, on transport units with a
maximum mass exceeding 12 tonnes, shall be marked in accordance with 3.4.15 on all four
sides except when the container contains other dangerous goods for which placarding in
accordance with 5.3.1 is required. In this latter case, the container may display the required
placards only, or both the placards in accordance with 5.3.1 and the marks in accordance with
The carrying transport unit need not be marked, except when the marks affixed to the
containers are not visible from outside this carrying transport unit. In this latter case, the same
marks shall be affixed at the front and at the rear of the transport unit.
The marks specified in 3.4.13 may be dispensed with, if the total gross mass of the packages containing dangerous goods packed in limited quantities carried does not exceed 8 tonnes per transport unit.
The marks specified in 3.4.13 shall be the same as the one required in 3.4.7, except that their minimum dimensions shall be 250 mm 250 mm. These marks shall be removed or covered if no dangerous goods in limited quantities are carried.
Excepted quantities of dangerous goods of certain classes, other than articles, meeting the provisions
of this Chapter are not subject to any other provisions of ADR except for:
(a) The training requirements in Chapter 1.3;
(b) The classification procedures and packing group criteria in Part 2;
(c) The packaging requirements of 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.
NOTE: In the case of radioactive material, the requirements for radioactive material in excepted
packages in 220.127.116.11 apply.
Dangerous goods which may be carried as excepted quantities in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter are shown in column (7b) of Table A of Chapter 3.2 list by means of an alphanumeric code as follows:
Maximum net quantity per inner packaging (in grams for solids and ml for liquids and gases)
Maximum net quantity per outer packaging (in grams for solids and ml for liquids and gases, or sum of grams and ml in the case of mixed packing)
Not permitted as Excepted Quantity
For gases, the volume indicated for inner packagings refers to the water capacity of the inner receptacle and the volume indicated for outer packagings refers to the combined water capacity of all inner packagings within a single outer packaging.
Where dangerous goods in excepted quantities for which different codes are assigned are packaged together the total quantity per outer packaging shall be limited to that corresponding to the most restrictive code.
Excepted quantities of dangerous goods assigned to codes E1, E2, E4 and E5 with a maximum net
quantity of dangerous goods per inner packaging limited to 1 ml for liquids and gases and 1 g for
solids and a maximum net quantity of dangerous goods per outer packaging which does not exceed
100 g for solids or 100 ml for liquids and gases are only subject to:
(a) The provisions of 3.5.2, except that an intermediate packaging is not required if the inner
packagings are securely packed in an outer packaging with cushioning material in such a way
that, under normal conditions of carriage, they cannot break, be punctured, or leak their
contents; and for liquids, the outer packaging contains sufficient absorbent material to absorb
the entire contents of the inner packagings; and
(b) The provisions of 3.5.3.