Illegal Trade of HFCs Roundup

Illegal Trade Roundup


The independent contractor for the Illegal Trade “Action Line” has indicated that the submissions to the Action Line are of high quality and provide good detail about potential illegal trade activities. This reflects the professionalism of the vast majority of the industry. In this round-up:

  • As part of a multi-level programme EFCTC calls for enforcement of cylinder regulations to clamp down on disposal cylinders
  • The AUTO BILD investigation into availability of HFC-134a in disposables in Germany
  • EFCTC seeks support from car manufacturers to stem the use of illegal HFC-134a in disposables for servicing mobile air-conditioning systems

A separate item provides a brief history of illegal trade of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and HFCs, which also summarises smuggling methods.

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