Position Papers

07 May 2021

EFCTC welcomes options for proposed measures to improve the enforcement of the F-gas Regulation

Participating in the Stakeholder workshop held on 6 May, the European Fluorocarbon Technical Committee (EFCTC) welcomed the proposal for the revision of the F-Gas Regulation which will be released by...
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31 March 2021

EFCTC Response to Refolution Report on HFOs and degradation product

EFCTC Response to “Report and statement of the downsides of HFO refrigerant usage - Impact of fluorochemical refrigerants and their degradation products on the environment and health” by Refolutio...
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17 March 2021

BRIEF NOTE ON T1 TRANSIT PROCESS IN ILLEGAL HFC TRADE (March 2021)

The T1 Transit process is designed to facilitate the transportation of non-EU goods to its final destination, either in the EU or a non-EU member state. Using the Customs Transit procedure allows for...
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17 March 2021

UNEP Technical brief on refrigerant cylinder labelling 2021

The Montreal Protocol on Substance that Deplete the Ozone Layer is phasing out ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and has begun phasing down high global warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)...
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10 February 2021

EFCTC POSITION PAPER: FEEDSTOCKS ARE USED TO MAKE PRODUCTS HAVING MAJOR SOCIETAL VALUE

In response to the European Commission public consultation on the ODS Regulation, EFCTC submitted detailed comments on a range of issues including the important use of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)...
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01 February 2021

EFCTC POSITION PAPER: PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE REVIEW OF THE F-GAS REGULATION

 EFCTC supports the objectives and structure of the F-gas Regulation.  Since 2015, the European market has demonstrated that the structure of the F-gas Regulation works in its current format, as it...
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09 November 2020

EFCTC Position Paper on the HCFOs and their very low but nonzero ODPs

The Guidance to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures Version 5.0 – July 2017 in section 5.1 Hazardous to the Ozone Layer states...
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02 July 2020

EFCTC Welcomes The Publication Of The Combined Evaluation Roadmap/Inception Impact Assessment To Revise The F-Gas Regulation

EFCTC welcomes the publication on 30th June 2020 by the European Commission of the “Combined Evaluation Roadmap/Inception Impact Assessment” (Ref. Ares(2020...
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19 May 2020

EFCTC Welcomes Additional Science On HFC And HFO Breakdown Products

EFCTC welcomes the new paper by Prof. Cora Young and her team recently published in Geophysical Research Letters. The paper adds to, and reinforces, the extensi...
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30 September 2019

EFCTC RESPONSE ARTICLES ABOUT HFO-1234yf

SUMMARY - EFCTC has, through its newsletter and website , already commented in the past on all the points raised in recent articles “Refrigerant R1234yf again in criticism” and an article about HF...
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30 September 2019

EFCTC RESPONSE TO RECENT ARTICLES ABOUT HFO-123yf-KEY POINTS BRIEF

EFCTC has, through its newsletter and website, already commented in the past on all the points raised in recent articles “Refrigerant R1234yf again in criticism” and an article about HFOs in the S...
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