The Dangerous Goods Regulation requests to provide a detailed qualification of the content when goods consist of or contain Lithium batteries. To be compliant with this Regulation means that an update must be made to your DSV XPress API interface to enable the provision of additional data and ensure shipments are qualified efficiently.
This update will provide a new element as part of the creation of draft booking with the ability for you to provide the category of Lithium Battery that will be shipped. This category must answer to a list available in API documentation.
In case you are shipping goods including Lithium batteries, these elements will become mandatory on January 1st, 2022 when using the DSV XPress API end point ‘Create draft booking’.
This means that, as from January 1st, 2022 your company will not be able to create a shipment consisting of or containing Lithium batteries if the category is not provided.
In order for your company to get prepared for this change, the API documentation will be updated on the DSV developer portal https://developer.dsv.com/ on October 1st, 2021 and you will also be able to test the change using the DSV XPress demo environment on this date.
If your system is ready before January 1st, 2022, this can be used in production before this date.
If your solution is provided by a Third-Party Software Vendor, please contact your provider now to ensure your system will be updated before January 1st, 2022 so that your shipments can continue to be accepted by DSV.
If you need support from our technical team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information regarding the regulatory changes, please speak to DSV Customer service.
DSV XPress team