Yes, they May be shipped on a passenger carrying aircraft. U.S. State Variations only apply to shipments to/from or through the United States, or on a US carrier flying at any parts of the world. When the same lithium metal batteries are shipped between NRT and HKG and on a non-US carrier, USG-02 will not apply. The CAO Dec aration May remain CAO, but loading May either be on CAO or Passenger. To avoid mishandling, the CAO labels on the packages should be removed or obliterated.