Annex III : Placing on the market prohibitions referred to in Art. 11(1)

Next to the quota allocation and phase-down mechanism, one of the major features of the 2014 F‑Gas Regulation is the introduction of some new bans as depicted below (Art.11 & Annex III):

01/01/2015

Domestic refrigerators and freezers that contain HFCs with GWP of 150 or more

01/01/2016

Fire protection equipment that contain HFC-23

01/01/2018

Technical aerosols that contain HFCs with GWP of 150 or more, except when required to meet national safety standards or when used for medical applications

01/01/2020
  • Refrigerators and freezers for commercial use (hermetically sealed equipment) that contain HFCs with GWP of 2500 or more
  • Stationary refrigeration equipment, that contains, or whose functioning relies upon, HFCs with GWP of 2500 or more except equipment intended for application designed to cool products to temperatures below -50°C
  • Movable room air-conditioning equipment (hermetically sealed equipment which is movable between rooms by the end user) that contain HFCs with GWP of 150 or more
  • Extruded polystyrene (XPS) foams that contains HFCs with GWP of 150 or more except when required to meet national safety standards
01/01/2022
  • Refrigerators and freezers for commercial use (hermetically sealed equipment) that contain HFCs with GWP of 150 or more
  • Multipack centralised refrigeration systems for commercial use with a rated capacity of 40 KW or more that contain, or whose functioning relies upon, fluorinated greenhouse gases with GWP of 150 or more, except in the primary refrigerant circuit of cascade systems where fluorinated greenhouse gases with a GWP of less than 1500 may be used
01/01/2023

Foams, other than extruded polystyrene (XPS), that contain HFCs with GWP of 150 or more except when required to meet national safety standards

01/01/2025

Single split air-conditioning systems containing less than 3 kg of fluorinated greenhouse gases, that contain, or whose functioning relies upon, fluorinated greenhouse gases with GWP of 750 or more

More information on the consequences of the new bans in different sectors can be found through the following useful links: