THE BROAD IMPACT OF ILLEGAL HFC IMPORTS ON THE F-GAS REGULATION

 

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
to tax.

Read more: The Broad Impact of Illegal HFC Imports on the F-Gas Regulation

OTHER SOURCES

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.

March 5 Council AOB on HFCs

 

 

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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)
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