F-Gas Regulation: Producers, Importers and Exporters

Producers, Importers and Exporters of F-gases must report annually to the European Commission the production, imports and exports of F-gases, as well as the quantities recovered, recylced and destroyed. They must also identify sales in the main categories of applications:

  • Mobile airconditioning
  • Transport refrigeration
  • Stationary refrigeration
  • Stationary Airconditioning
  • Foam
  • Aerosol
  • Electrical equipment
  • Fire-fighting equipment
  • Semi-conductor manufacture

The problem is that the same substance can be used in a variety of applications, so it will be difficult to be 100% accurate.

If you purchase or sell more than 1 tonne of F-gases in for example Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine or Turkey, then you will be considered an importer/exporter.

The reporting requirements are only mandatory for trade in the substances, equipment containing F-gases are exempted.