Comment & Blogs
Date:06 November 2012
Royal Mail's updated DGiT important to all retailersAndrew Starkey, Head of e-Fulfilment,
The Civil Aviation Authority, Department for Transport and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency is about to step up its enforcement of what it considers to be Dangerous Goods in Transit. Royal Mail has responded by providing an update on the list of items (agreed with these agencies) that are to be prohibited from its domestic and international post networks.
The Royal Mail list is specific to its own operation and it has managed to negotiate some exceptions (provided packaging and labelling standards are adhered to), but the items included are almost certain to apply to all carriers so it is important that the industry as a whole take notice of the revisions. Although some of the categories, such as explosives, would appear to be self-explanatory, products such as Christmas crackers and some cosmetics also fall under these restrictions so all retailers should consult with their supply chain partners to ensure compliance.
IMRG is grateful to Royal Mail for lending their expertise in this matter; the Royal Mail full guidance document can be downloaded here