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ILLEGAL TRADE UNDERMINES BUT DOES NOT NEGATE THE F-GAS REGULATION

ILLEGAL TRADE UNDERMINES BUT DOES NOT NEGATE THE F-GAS REGULATION

04.03.2020

Even though illegal imports are considered to be significant in 2018, the F-gas Regulation is transforming the market. The transition to lower GWP applications in the EU is occurring in an efficient manner due to the availability of lower GWP HFCs, HFOs, and HCFOs that have the required safety and technical properties. In 2018, HFC-32, HFOs and HCFOs were 37% of the reported total supply of HFCs/HFOs/HCFOs as metric tonnes. Eliminating illegal HFC imports will ensure increased adoption of lower GWP refrigerants and ensure that F-gas measures to improve containment and reduce emissions are applied throughout the industry.

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