|EFCTC : Illegal Imports of HFCs into the EU: Why Now? & Actions to Identify, Detect, Prevent, Penalise, Prosecute
Illegal Trade of refrigerants leaflet
As part of a broader communications campaign, four leading associations in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) sector – EPEE, AREA, ASERCOM and EFCTC – have joined forces in an unprecedented effort to call upon European installers to support the fight against illegal trade of refrigerants and buy refrigerants from safe sources.
To this end, the associations have developed a leaflet for installers highlighting the risks illegal trade of refrigerants entails.
Illegal Imports of HFCs have been estimated at 20% of the HFC cap in 2018, mainly of the most widely used refrigerants R-134a, R-410A and very high GWP R-404A. For some Member States with external land borders, such as Poland, illegal imports are estimated to account for 40% of demand. Where HFC taxes apply, there is an impact on tax revenue generated by Member States, as illegal imports will not be subject to applicable taxes. This unfair situation will reduce demand for legally sourced HFCs that would be subject
|Council of the European Union
Better enforcement of the EU phase-down for hydrofluorocarbons – Information from the Commission
Delegations will find in the Annex an information note from the Commissin (Environment) meeting on 5 March 2019.
C&R – IFEMA – Feria de Madrid 2019″Conflictos-con-las-restricciones-de-gases-F-gas-impuestos-contrabando-publicidad-engañosa-CR-2019”
J.P. García Espinosa – The Chemours Company (In Spanish)