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The 500 kg Exemption is an alternative to preparing shipments as fully regulated, and simplifies packaging and paperwork. However, this exemption is limited to select classes/divisions of dangerous goods for ground transport only.

500 kg Exemption shipments can be declared online or by using the Purolator E-Ship®Server by choosing the 500 kg Exemption option in the menu.

General shipping requirements:

  Ground Shipments
  • Package must not exceed 30 kg (approx. 66 lbs) in weight
  • Packaging must be sturdy and of good quality
Classes Accepted
  • 1.4S
  • 1.4G1
  • 2.1 & 2.2
  • 3
  • 4 (PG II & III only)
  • 5.1
  • 6.1 (except PG I liquids)
  • 8
  • 9
Safety Marks Proper Shipping Name and UN number
UN Specification Package
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Hazard label(s)
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Shippers Declaration
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Other Requirements
  • Only ground express shipments accepted
  • Not available for freight shipments
  • Needs verification that the DG Class is not prohibited under Section 1.16 of the TDGR
Dangerous Goods Surcharge
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Reference TDGR
Section 1.16


Information is provided for guidance purposes only. Please refer to applicable dangerous goods laws and regulations to ensure compliance prior to shipping.

1. Includes UN0191, UN0197, UN0312, UN0336, UN0403, UN0431, UN0453 and UN0493 only.