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Airfeight Trade Group Demands Immediate Lithium-Battery Regulation and Enforcement

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is tired of waiting for regulation and is turning up the heat on the lithium battery issue. Lack of regulation and enforcement in the lithium-ion battery supply chain poses serious security threats, IATA warned in a letter to Ministers of Trade, Industry and Transport, and Directors of Civil Aviation of the world's largest lithium battery manufacturing and export countries.

Airfeight Trade Group Demands Immediate Lithium-Battery Regulation and Enforcement

The sternly worded warning is the latest in an ongoing effort by the aviation organization and industry stakeholders to ensure that rigid rules are enforced to ensure that lithium-ion batteries are produced and transported in compliance with strict safety standards.

"The actions of a minority threaten to undermine confidence in legitimate battery and product manufacturers. This a matter of deep concern for our members," said George Kerchner, executive director of the Portable Rechargeable Battery Association (PRBA), which represents manufacturers of lithium ion and lithium metal batteries and manufacturers of products powered by these batteries.

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The sternly worded warning is the latest in an ongoing effort by the aviation organization and industry stakeholders to ensure that rigid rules are enforced to ensure that lithium-ion batteries are produced and transported in compliance with strict safety standards.

"The actions of a minority threaten to undermine confidence in legitimate battery and product manufacturers. This a matter of deep concern for our members," said George Kerchner, executive director of the Portable Rechargeable Battery Association (PRBA), which represents manufacturers of lithium ion and lithium metal batteries and manufacturers of products powered by these batteries.

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Airfeight Trade Group Demands Immediate Lithium-Battery Regulation and Enforcement