Regulations Under Trump
New standards for lithium-ion battery air transport were released by the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO), a United Nations agency, in April 2016. The regulations didn't make it through the rulemaking process in the U.S. during the Obama administration. The Trump administration has frozen the adoption of new regulations. As a result, the regulations are not binding for air transport of lithium-ion batteries within the U.S. There is no uniform standard. That has left shipping companies and airlines to each decide which rules to enforce around lithium-ion battery transport.