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Exemption Information

The Montreal Protocol includes provisions for exempting the production and consumption of certain ozone depleting substances after the date of the phase-out otherwise required for those substances.  Three broad sets of exemptions are for critical uses of methyl bromide, essential uses for all other chemicals controlled by the Montreal Protocol except for HCFCs and laboratory and analytical uses.  The information included in this section covers these three primary exemption categories.

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