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This page presents the cases of illegal trade in substances controlled under the Montreal Protocol. This information is submitted by parties in accordance with decision XIV/7, para.7 which invited parties to report to the Ozone Secretariat fully proved cases of illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances in order to facilitate an exchange of information. The decision also requests the Secretariat to collect any information on illegal trade received from the parties and to disseminate it to all parties.

All pure substances are indicated by their chemical type such as CFC, HCFC or HFC and blends/mixtures by their designation using 'R' prefix.

Party Submission Id Ordering Id Submission Year Seizure date Substances traded Volume Importing/exporting country Illegal trade details Action taken Remarks
Poland 40 0 2020 2019 66 seizures of 97 HFC-134a cylinders, 24 seizures of 49 R-404A cylinders, 1 seizure of 1 cylinder of R-507A , 4 seizures of 8 R-410A cylinders, 4 seizures of 5 R-407C cylinders, 4 seizures of 10 HFC-32 cylinder 1,380 kg of HFC-134a; 515.6 kg of R-404A; 11.3 kg of R-507A; 92.7 kg of R-410A, 56.2 kg of R-407C; 100 kg of HFC-32 Shipments mainly from Ukraine but also from Belarus and Russia to Poland (and possibly to other European Union countries) Smuggling of non-refillable cylinders without customs declaration Seizure, re-export of the HFCs
Poland 40 0 2020 2019 6 seizures of 7 HFC-134a cylinders 419 kg Shipments mainly from Ukraine but also from Belarus and Russia to Poland (and possibly to other European Union countries) Smuggling of other type of cylinders without customs declaration Seizure, re-export of the HFCs
Poland 40 0 2020 08 Mar, 2019 Seizure of 2,122 cylinders of R-407C, R-404A, R-410A, HFC-134a, R-507A 24,459 kg of HFCs and blends, including 2,230 kg of R-407C; 6,285 kg of R-404A; 2,130 kg of R-410A; 9,904 kg of HFC-134a, 3,910 kg of R-507A Shipment from China to Poland Imports outside the quota system but with customs declaration, including 1,150 non-refillable cylinders (banned in the EU) Seizure Case pending court’s decision
Poland 40 0 2020 19 Aug, 2019 Seizure of 1,202 cylinders of R-404A, HFC-134a 13,808 kg of HFCs, including 2,744 kg of R-404A; 11,064 kg of HFC-134a Shipment from China to Poland Imports outside the quota system but with customs declaration Seizure, re-export
Poland 39 0 2020 2018 326 seizures of 496 HFC-134a cylinders, 50 seizures of 103 R-404A cylinders, 14 seizures of 20 R-507A cylinders, 10 seizures of 14 R-410A cylinders, 2 seizures of 3 R-407C cylinders, 1 seizure of 1 HFC-125 cylinder 8,136 kg of HFC-134a, 1,238 kg of R-404A, 224 kg of R-507A, 163 kg of R-410A, 32 kg of R-407C, 10 kg of HFC-125 Shipments mainly from Ukraine but also from Belarus and Russia to Poland (and possibly to other European Union countries) Smuggling of non-refillable cylinders without customs declaration Seizure, re-export of the HFCs, (except for 27.2 kg of HFC-134a that were destroyed)
Poland 40 0 2020 2019 9 seizures of 2,135 HFC-134a cylinders, 4 seizures of 56 HFC-143a cylinders, 1 seizure of 1,034 cylinders of R-410A, 4 seizures of 1,213 pieces of HFC-32 based equipment , 2 seizures of 30 pieces of R-410A based equipment 25,350 kg of HFC-134a; 448 kg of HFC-143a; 10,340 of R-410A; 896 kg of HFC-32, 57.3 kg of R-410A Shipment from China to Poland Imports without compliant labelling Seizure Released for free circulation following labelling of the cylinders and equipment as required by the EU F-gas legislation
Poland 40 0 2020 08 Jul, 2019 Seizure of 2 cylinders of HFC-23 30kg Shipment from Republic of Korea to Poland Imports outside the quota system but with customs declaration Seizure, re-export
Poland 42 1 2020 2019 HCFC-22 3 seizures of 4 cylinders of HCFC-22, total 54,4 kg Shipments from Ukraine to Poland (and possibly to other European Union countries) Smuggling of non-refillable cylinders without customs declaration Seizure and re-export
Poland 39 1 2020 2018 9 seizures of 9 HFC-134a cylinders, 2 seizures of 3 R-404A cylinders 755 kg of HFC-134a, and 118 kg of R-404A Shipments mainly from Ukraine but also from Belarus and Russia to Poland (and possibly to other European Union countries) Smuggling of other type of cylinders without customs declaration Seizure, re-export of the HFCs
Poland 42 2 2020 2019 HCFC-22 1 seizure of 1 cylinder of HCFC-22 x 13,6 kg Shipment from Ukraine to Poland (and possibly to other European Union countries) Smuggling of non-refillable cylinder without customs declaration Seizure
Poland 39 2 2020 2018 5 seizures of 2,400 HFC-134a cylinders; 1 seizure of 1,400 R-410A cylinders 28,800 kg of HFC-134a, and 16,800 kg of R-410A Shipments from China to Poland Imports without compliant labelling Seizure The HFCs were released for free circulation following labelling of the cylinders as required by the EU F-gas legislation
Poland 39 3 2020 2018 Five seizures: HFC-407C, HFC-404A, HFC-410A, HFC-134a 22,620 kg of HFC-407C, 23,760 kg of HFC-404A, 3,600 kg of HFC-410A, 1,200 kg of HFC-134a Shipments from China to Poland Imports outside the quota system but with customs declaration Seizure, decisions ordering re-export The HFC-410A and HFC-134a were released for free circulation by an importer that had quota. Four decisions ordering re-export were appealed against and they are pending court’s decision
Poland 8 157 2008/2009 2007 HCFC-22 14 kg A non-refillable gas cylinder was found on 11 May 2007 during customs control of a passenger car at the Polish-Ukrainian border. The car was not allowed to enter the European Community.
Poland 9 172 2007/2008 1 Jan to 31 Dec, 2005 CFC-12 150 kg Ukraine One person attempted to import freon gas in his private car from Ukraine to Poland. The suspect was not allowed to enter EC territory. Submitted to relevant authority for further processing.
Spain 38 0 2020 1st quarter of 2017 HCFC-22 5130 kg of used HCFC-22. From 2014 to 2017, shipped to Panama. No refrigerant was seized in Panama yet The arrested people were all based in Spain Operation Malvarma against illegal export of recovered refrigerants The Environmental Protection Service (SEPRONA) of the Spanish Guardia Civil in coordination with the Public Prosecutor on the Environment from the Prosecutor General's Office have conducted the following operations against illegal trade of ozone-depleting substances: By sea from Sagunto (Valencia) in Spain to the industrial estate El Sitio de Juan Diaz in Panama. By road from Sagunto (Valencia) to Valles (Tarragona) in Spain and then exported to France. In 2016, an organized criminal group (OCG) under the company name of FRIOGAS shipped 5130 kg of used HCFC-22 from Spain to Panama. The shipment took place by sea transport and was arranged by a Spanish waste management company based in Sagunto (Valencia), Spain. The import company was in the industrial estate El Sitio de Juan Diaz in Panama. The investigation resulted in the dismantling of the organized criminal group and the arrest of nine persons who were presented for illegal trafficking of HCFC-22. The export disobeyed European Union Regulation (EC) 1005/2009 on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which imposes an export license for used ozone-depleting substances by European Commission. A court case was initiated and is still ongoing. A copy of the accusation document is available. The investigation also revealed offences within the Spanish waste management company in terms of lack of proper waste treatment in 9753 kg of used HCFC-22. In normal conditions of compliance with the law, the recovered gas was sent from the Spanish waste management company in Sagunto (Valencia) to another company in Valles (Tarragona), and then transported to France to the destruction in a waste elimination plant. But the investigation detected deviation from this legal procedure with the finding of illegal exports from Valencia to Panama It is regenerated HCFC-22 but according to the lack of proper equipment in the installation, it could not be of high quality. Therefore, not all the gas was sent to France to destruction, but there was an important quantity of gas that was illegally exported to Panama to the economic benefit of the Spanish company offended. Rule Judgment has to be seen, court case was initiated and is still ongoing The European Commission and the Montreal Protocol Focal Points in Spain and in Panama were informed but were not involved in the investigations. A copy of the accusation document is available, in Spanish, and we send some photo of the case, but mind that due to the exports had already taken place at the time of the investigation, there are no photos of R22 bottles seized.
Spain 38 1 2020 Seizure on 15 Feb, 2017 and inspection on 21 Feb, 2019 R-409A 1 unlabelled cylinder of 6 kg of an unknown refrigerant and 1 cylinder of 198 kg of R-409A (HCFC blend). Serial numbers 488584 and 360878 Spain internal Operation Cheiro against use of prohibited refrigerants in livestock farms Seizure location: Zamora region in Spain More than 180 inspections of refrigeration systems, milk tanks and compressors in livestock farms in the Zamora region showed that many of the old systems used prohibited ozone-depleting refrigerants, had false labels and were not registered in the Industry Registry. A Spanish contractor (service company) charged the farmers as if they had replaced the refrigerants, without having done it. The contractor certified that the installations were retrofitted to alternative refrigerants while they continued using prohibited refrigerants. The inspections identified several milk tanks and compressors containing CFC-12 or HCFC-22 refrigerants while the labelling showed HFC-424A. Some of the refrigerated tanks with HCFC-22 were for sale. Three individuals were arrested and condemned for fraud. A court case was initiated and is conducted by the Court of Instruction No. 3 of Zamora and the Prosecutor's Office of Zamora, among others for a crime of Article 348.1 of the Penal Code. This includes crimes against collective security for commercialization of gases that deplete the ozone layer. Photos of the seized refrigerant cylinders are available. The seizure of the unlabelled container with a type of gas inside with a weight of six (6) kilograms took place on February 15, 2017 in the warehouse of the company COGABE C.B. The content of the bottle sealed by GUARDIA CIVIL - SEPRONA has not been analysed so far. A new inspection was carried out in those facilities on February 21, 2019, verifying that the seized bottle is still there
Spain 38 2 2020 Sep 2016 CFC-11 and CFC-12 600 electronic items including 203 refrigerators Spain internal Operation against illegal handling of electronic and toxic waste Investigation: Soria region in Spain, two owners of a recycling company in Soria, Spain, which handled without authorization electronic and toxic waste including hundreds of end-of-life refrigerators, and which illegally released ozone-depleting and global warming refrigerants into the atmospheres. The illegal activity has been taking place since July 2013. As a result of the investigation, 600 electronic items including 203 refrigerators were confiscated at the specialized Public Prosecutor´s demand. The investigation also showed that more than 40 kg of mercury compounds were illegally dumped into the soil, and that chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) refrigerants R11 and R12 were illegally released into the atmosphere. Other toxic substances such as lead, cadmium, zinc were also found at the premises of the enterprise. In January 2015, the representative of the Public Prosecutor´s Office for the Protection of the Environment in Soria discovered significant amounts of electronic waste, along with other toxic substances, at the premises of the recycling company near Soria. The Environmental Unit of the Civil Guards, also known as SEPRONA, found out that the company was authorized to recycle non-dangerous waste, but not any electronic or toxic waste. The technical unit of the Public Prosecutor´s Office provided the necessary scientific support in the investigation. The recycling company was pledged guilty for all the prohibited substances illegal management and responsible convicted to two years imprisonment, three years interdiction of working in the recycling business and a daily fine to be paid during the period of 8 months.
Spain 38 3 2020 2011 CFC-11; CFC-12 54.537,262 kg estimated emisions de CFCs Spain internal Operation against illegal handling of electronic and toxic waste Aragon region in Spain, two owners of two recycling companies, which managed deliberately wrong electronic and electric waste including thosends of end-of-life fridges 2007-2010, and which illegally released ozone-depleting and global warming refrigerants into the atmospheres. The illegal activity has been taking place since July 2007. Two responsible people of the recycling companies were pledged guilty for all the prohibited substances illegal management and first responsible convicted to two years imprisonment, three years interdiction of working in the recycling business and a daily fine to be paid during the period of 12 months. Second responsible convicted to 1 year imprisonment, 1 year interdiction of working in the recycling business and a daily fine to be paid during the period of 8 months.
Spain 38 4 2020 2017-2018 HFC-134a 1620 kg in estimated emisions Spain internal Operation against greenhouse gas emissions (Operation KIGALI) Inspections of recycling plants for end-of-life vehicles showed that two of them did not recover the HFC-134a refrigerant contained in the air-conditioning systems. The release of fluorinated gases in the atmosphere when is banned as per European Union’s F-gas Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases. The investigation detected irregularities in the recycling operations and illegal emissions of 1620 kg of HFC-134a..
Spain 38 5 2020 2016-2019 HFC-134a and CFC-12 76 MM tn CO2 Spain internal Operation against greenhouse gas emissions Inspections of recycling plants for end-of-life vehicles in car waste management companies in 3 regions, with HFC-134a and possible R12 from refrigerants contained in the air-conditioning systems. The release of fluorinated gases in the atmosphere when is banned as per European Union’s F-gas Regulation (EU) No 517/2014, on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases, Directive of End of Life Vehicles and Regulation 1005/2009 on ODS. The investigation detected irregularities in the recycling operations 86 people arrested 30 companies involved https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/68-arrested-in-spain-for-pumping-out-76-million-kilos-of-co2
Spain 2 113 2017 2016 HCFC-22 During 2016 law enforcement agents carried out a total of 265 inspections of businesses using ODS. As a result 103 infringements and 2 crimes were detected.
Spain 2 114 2017 2014-2015 R-422 and HCFC-22 Waste ODSs were transported by road using courier companies, in unauthorized vehicles that were different from those identified in the original application for shipment authorization. The cases were sent to the local authorities.
Spain 2 115 2017 2013-2016 HCFC-22 37 tonnes Illegal Trade of HCFC-22 The investigation carried out by local authorities concluded that virgin HCFC-22 was traded illegally thus breaching the ODS licensing system. 17 people were arrested and 37 tonnes of R22 seized.
Spain 2 116 2017 2015 R-407 and HCFC-22 Spain, France and Portugal The Spanish Civil Guard participated in the operation to inspect and search for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and possible illegal CFCs purported to be exported outside the European Union. 24 people arrested, 11 of them charged. 348 fridges were seized along with 154 washing machines, 7332 kg of metal and WEEE, 8 cylinders of HCFC-22 and R-407.
Spain 2 117 2017 2015 HCFC-22 Customs authorities undertook 15 inspections in all the big establishments that already had equipment running with HCFC-22. 17 arrests were carried out for different infringements of the regulatory management of the refrigeration equipment.
Spain 2 118 2017 2015 HCFC-22 Spain and Morocco Collection of Wast Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) freezer operation in different provinces of Spain - Madrid, Toledo, Ciudad Real and Melilla by regional, local and state environmental authorities. This involved the collection of used freezers which were diverted and traded in the second hand market in Spain and Morocco instead of being sent to waste treatment plants. The WEEE was dismantled and set with parts of other WEEE to be placed in the market. 464 WEEE (mainly freezers) were seized and 24 people were arrested.
Spain 2 119 2017 2010-2011 CFC-12 and CFC-11 71Tonnes Shredding of fridges and other household appliances without ODS recovery. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) was collected from the legal waste collection sites. Fridges were sent to scrapyards instead of waste treatment plants. Valuable pieces were extracted and the rest ended in shredding facilities without any ODS decontamination. 1300 fridges and 1000 compressors seized. Around 71 tonnes of ODS, amounting to 500.000 Tonnes of CO2 equivalents from 400fridges were managed irregularly, with an estimated 10 million euros in profit. As a result 59 people were arrested, prosecuted and sentenced by the Supreme Court.
Spain 2 120 2017 2013 CFC-12 and CFC-11 Collection of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in the form of used fridges from a band of illegal traders operating in different provinces of Spain - Valencia, Alicante, Murcia y Málaga that were involved in diverting them to the second hand market in Spain and Morocco instead of sending the equipment to waste treatment plants. The WEEE were dismantled without any recovery of the ODS gas and the corresponding ODS emissions. 1739 fridges were seized during the operation and 178 people arrested.
Spain 9 176 2007/2008 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2005 HCFC-22 Unknown One case of illegal import of equipment with HCFC-22 foam. Unknown
United States of America 37 0 2019 2013 HCFC-22 22.9 MT China A person was accused in 2017 of entering into an agreement with a Chinese company to purchase HCFC-22, which was packaged in cylinders bearing counterfeit trademarks. The 2013 contract listed the product as R-134a – but a second, secret agreement called for the company to actually sell HCFC-22. The indictment charged the accused with conspiracy, one count of entry of goods by means of false statement, five counts of passing false and fraudulent papers through a customhouse, one count of smuggling and one count of violating the Clean Air Act by improperly selling HCFC-22 to an undercover agent. In 2018 the accused pleaded guilty of charges of illegally importing ODS. He was ordered to pay a fine of $40,000 and sentenced to a term of two years’ probation, to include 6 months of home confinement.
Nigeria 41 1 2020 2013 CFC-12 89 Cylinders of 16.8KG ≈ 1.5 MT of CFC-12 from China to Nigeria In 2013, a company illegally imported 89 cylinders containing 16.8 kg of CFC-12 refrigerant each from China to Lagos, Nigeria. The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and National Agency for Food and Drug Administration & Control (NAFDAC) are designated national authorities responsible for control of import/export and issuance of license/permits to chemical importers in Nigeria. NCS and NAFDAC in collaboration confiscated this illegal import. The shipment papers did not state that it was CFC-12. It was identified using gas identifiers. The seized goods were received by the NOU and safely stored at the Ozone village- a centre for Ozone-friendly technology development. The company that illegally traded in the CFC-12 was fined, which was paid and also issued with a letter of warning. The company is still doing operating but under a very strict supervision by the relevant chemical regulatory agency. The CFC-12 was destructed using rotary kiln incineration technology, under Nigeria’s Pilot ODS wastes Disposal Project implemented by UNIDO. in 2019 UNEP issued global award certificates for NAFDAC & NCS in recognition of their roles in preventing illegal use of banned Ozone Depleting Substances, specifically CFC-12 in Nigeria and encouraged the Ministry to present the certificates to the agencies during celebration of the Ozone Day. The award certificates and medals were presented to the two organizations, accordingly.
Micronesia (Federated States of) 36 1 2019 30 Jan, 2019 HCFC-22 and R-404A 0.182 MT China A fishing vessel belonging to a foreign owned locally based fishing company docked in Kosrae state. Customs Officers from the state of Kosrae conducted an inspection and found that the vessel misdeclared number of cylinders of R-22 and R-404A. Customs seized both supplies of HCFC-22 and R-404A when it was found that the company not only misdeclared actual quantities of cylinders for each refrigerant,but failed to secure an import permit for the ODS R-22. The volume of R-22 and R-404A totaled 0.183 MT and 0.698 MT respectively. The FSM NOU has issued a penalty of $25,000 against the company in accordance with FSM’s Ozone Depleting Substances regulations. The seized HCFC-22 cylinders totaling 0.183 MT is currently in storage with Kosrae State Customs Office. The 64 cylinders of R-404A was eventually released back to the company after the company had paid penalties to Customs for misdeclaration of goods.
Micronesia (Federated States of) 6 131 2016 08 Oct, 2015 CFC-12 45 Kg (180 canisters of 250g each) Federated States of Micronesia/China Dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC-12 falsely labelled as Tetrafluoroethane (HFC-134a)). 6 cases of canisters labelled as Arkane HCF-134a. Each case contained 30 canisters of 250g of CFC-12 Confiscated and stored by Federated States of Micronesia, Yap State Field Office
Burkina Faso 35 1 2019 15 May, 2019 CFC-12 but traded as HFC-134a in a HFC-134a cylinder 2 cylinder of 13.4kg Cote d'Ivoire (according to re-seller) The substances in the cylinder is marked as HFC-134a, but after analyzing it, it appear to be CFC-12 2 cylinders have been confiscated by the NOU. The importation is coming from some where else, as Cote d’Ivoire is not producing refrigerant. Investigation is still going on
Bulgaria 44 1 2020 18 Jan 2019 R-507A 3 cylinders x 11.3 kg to Bulgaria from North Macedonia An attempt of illegal import of 3 cylinders containing R-507A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-North Macedonian border (in Gyueshevo) on 18th January 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 2 2020 20 Jan 2019 HFC-134a 1 cylinder x 10 kg to Bulgaria from North Macedonia An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian- North Macedonian border (in Logodazh) on 20th January 2019. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 3 2020 30 Jan 2019 HFC-134a 1 cylinder x 13.6 kg to Bulgaria from North Macedonia An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian- North Macedonian border (in Gyueshevo) on 30th January 2019. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 4 2020 7 Feb 2019 HCFC-22 981 cylinders, total 13,342 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey The goods were declared under transit regime T1. They were stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Lesovo) on 7th February 2019. In the transit declaration was written that the goods final destination was Romania. The goods were declared with tariff code 290339 in the declaration. The Regional inspectorate of environment and water - Burgas (the controlling body) issued statement that the goods are banned and should be destroyed. The goods were re-exported to Turkey in correspondence with a prosecutor's decision.
Bulgaria 44 5 2020 16 Feb 2019 HFC-134a; R-404A; R-407C 550 cylinders of HFC-134a, 336 cylinders of R-404A 50 cylinders of R-407C. Total amount is 10,707 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey The refrigerants were misdeclared as wood pellets with HS code 440131. They were stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Lesovo) on 16th February 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities. Pre-trial proceedings were initiated.
Bulgaria 44 6 2020 31 Mar 2019 HFC-134a 3 cylinders x 13.6 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 3 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Lesovo) on 31st March 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 7 2020 1 Apr 2019 HFC-134a; R-404A 48 bottles of HFC-134a and 48 bottles of R-404A = total 96 bottles/1,123 kg from Bulgaria to Turkey The bottles were discovered in the back compartment of a vehicle. The refrigerants were not declared. The seizure took place at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 1st April 2019. The bottles were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. Act on the establishment of an administrative offence against a physical person was issued.
Bulgaria 44 8 2020 6 Apr 2019 R-404A 1 cylinder x 9.8 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Malko Tarnovo) on 6th April 2019. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 9 2020 4 May 2019 HFC-134a 1 cylinder x 13.6 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 4th May 2019. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 9 2019 29 Apr, 2018 R-404A 5 cylinders x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 5 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 19 April 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 10 2019 25 Mar, 2018 R-404A 2 cylinders x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 25th March 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 10 2020 12 May 2019 R-449A 3 cylinders x 10 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 3 cylinders containing R-449A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 12th May 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 11 2020 13 May 2019 HFC-134a 1 cylinder x 13.6 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 13th May 2019. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 11 2019 25 Mar 2018 R-404A 2 cylinders x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 25th March 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 12 2019 15 Apr, 2018 HFC-134a and R-404A 1 cylinder HFC-134a x 13.6 kg, and 1 cylinder R-404A x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a and 1 cylinder containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 15th April 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 12 2020 20 May 2019 HFC-134a 1 cylinder x 13.6 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 20th May 2019. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 13 2019 29 Apr, 2018 HFC-134a 1 cylinder HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 29th April 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 13 2020 26 May 2019 HFC-134a; R-404A 17 cylinders of HFC-134a x 13.6 kg and 10 cylinders of R-404A x 9.8 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 17 cylinders containing HFC-134a and 10 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Malko Tarnovo) on 26th May 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 14 2019 08 Dec, 2018 R-404A 1 cylinder R-404A x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 8th December 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 14 2020 26 May 2019 HFC-134a 2 cylinders x 13.6 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Malko Tarnovo) on 26th May 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 15 2020 26 May 2019 R-407C 11 cylinders x 11.35 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 11 cylinders containing R-407C was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 26th May 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 15 2019 17 Dec, 2018 R-404A 2 cylinders R-404A x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 17th December 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 16 2019 16 Dec, 2018 R-404A 1 cylinder R-404A x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 16th December 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 16 2020 31 May 2019 HFC-134a 86 cylinders x 13.6 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 86 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 31st May 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law. The fine paid is 40,420 Bulgarian lev (eq. 20,210 EUR).
Bulgaria 44 17 2020 2 Jun 2019 R-404A 1 cylinder x 10.9 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 2nd June 2019. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 17 2019 13 Jun, 2018 HFC-134a 40 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 40 cylinders containing HCF-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 13th June 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 18 2020 6 Jun 2019 HFC-134a and R-404A 30 cylinders of HFC-134a x 13.6 kg and 20 cylinders of R-404A x 9.8 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 30 cylinders containing HFC-134a and 20 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 6th June 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law. The fine paid is 23,090 Bulgarian lev (11,545 EUR).
Bulgaria 33 18 2019 15 Dec, 2018 R-404A 2 cylinders R-404A x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 15th December 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 19 2019 10 Apr, 2018 HFC-134a 1 cylinder HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 10th April 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 19 2020 7 Jun 2019 HFC-134a 6 cylinders x 13.6 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 6 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 7th June 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 20 2019 05 Jun, 2018 R-404A 3 cylinders R-404A x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 3 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 5th June 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 20 2020 8 Jun 2019 R-507A 1 cylinder x 11.35 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-507A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 8th June 2019. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 21 2020 9 Jun 2019 HFC-134a 1 cylinder x 13.6 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 9th June 2019. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 21 2019 10 Jun, 2018 HFC-134a 7 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 7 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 10th June 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 22 2020 27 Jun 2019 R-410A 1 cylinder x 11.3 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-410a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kalotina) on 27th June 2019. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 22 2019 13 Jul, 2018 R-404A 28 cylinders R-404A x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 28 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 13th July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 23 2020 3 Jul 2019 HCFC-22 1 cylinder x 13.6 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HCFC-22 was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Malko Tarnovo) on 3rd July 2019. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 23 2019 07 Aug, 2018 R-404A, HFC-134a, and R-410A 10 cylinders R-404A x 10.9 kg, 10 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg, 1 cylinder R-410A x 11.4 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 10 cylinders containing R-404A, 10 cylinders containing HFC-134a and 1 cylinder containing R-410A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 7th August 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 24 2020 7 Jul 2019 R-404A 2 cylinders x 10.9 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 7th August 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 24 2019 03 Jun, 2018 HFC-134a 2 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 3rd June 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 25 2019 11 Jun, 2018 HFC-134a and R-410A 2 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg, 1 cylinder R-410A x 11.3 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a and 1 cylinder containing R-410A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 11th June 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 25 2020 8 Jul 2019 HFC-134a 2 cylinders x 13.6 kg to Bulgaria from Serbia An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Serbian border (in Kalotina) on 8th August 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 26 2019 09 Jul, 2018 R-404A 40 cylinders R-404A x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 40 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 9th July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 26 2020 8 Jul 2019 HFC-134a 4 cylinders x 13.6 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 8th July 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 27 2019 09 Nov, 2018 R-404A 1 cylinder R-404A x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 9th November 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 27 2020 10 Jul 2019 R-404A 1 cylinder x 9.8 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 10th August 2019. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 28 2019 27 Jul, 2018 HFC-134a 1 cylinder HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 27th July 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 28 2020 13 Jul 2019 HFC-134a 1 cylinder x 13.6 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 8th July 2019. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 29 2019 01 Jul, 2018 HFC-134a 4 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 1st July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 29 2020 18 Jul 2019 R-404A 3 cylinders x 10.9 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 3 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 18th July 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 30 2019 15 Aug, 2018 R-410A 2 cylinders R-410A x 11.3 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-410A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 15th August 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 30 2020 18 Jul 2019 HFC-134a 2 cylinders x 13.6 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 18th July 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 31 2019 06 Sep, 2018 HFC-134a 2 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 6th September 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 31 2020 24 Jul 2019 HFC-134a 1 cylinder x 13.6 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Lesovo) on 24th July 2019. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 32 2019 18 Sep, 2018 R-404A and HFC-134a 6 cylinders R-404A x 9.8 kg, 2 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 6 cylinders containing R-404A and 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 18th September 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 32 2020 26 Jul 2019 R-404A 1 cylinder x 10.9 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 26th July 2019. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 33 2019 15 May, 2018 HCFC-22 and HFC-134a 6 cylinders HCFC-22 x 13.6 kg, 4 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 6 cylinders containing HCFC-22 and 4 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 15th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 33 2020 28 Jul 2019 R-404A 10 cylinders x 9.8 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 10 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 28th July 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 34 2020 31 Jul 2019 R-404A 3 cylinders x 11 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 3 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 31th July 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 34 2019 14 May, 2018 HFC-134a 1 cylinder HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 14th May 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 35 2019 13 May, 2018 HFC-134a 1 cylinder HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 13th May 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 35 2020 6 Aug 2019 R-404A 2 cylinders x 10.9 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 6th August 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 36 2019 09 May, 2019 HFC-134a 2 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 9th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 36 2020 4 Sep 2019 CFC-12 4 cylinders x 13.6 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing CFC-12 was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 4th September 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 37 2020 14 Sep 2019 HFC-134a 2 cylinders x 13.6 kg to Bulgaria from Serbia An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Serbian border (in Kalotina) on 14th September 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 37 2019 08 May, 2018 HFC-134a 1 cylinder HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 8th May 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 38 2020 30 Sep 2019 R-404A 3 cylinders x 10.9 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 3 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 30th September 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 38 2019 05 May, 2018 HFC-134a 2 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 5th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 39 2019 05 May, 2018 HFC-134a 1 cylinder HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 5th May 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 39 2020 1 Oct 2019 R-404A 1 cylinder x 10.9 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 1st October 2019. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 40 2019 05 May, 2018 HCFC-22 and R-404A 1 cylinder HCFC-22 x 13.6 kg, 1 cylinder R-404A x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HCFC-22 and 1 cylinder containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 5th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 40 2020 3 Oct 2019 HFC-134a 2 cylinders x 13.6 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Lesovo) on 3rd October 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 41 2019 05 May, 2018 HFC-134a 3 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 3 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 5th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 41 2020 17 Oct 2019 R-404A 2 cylinders x 10.9 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 17th October 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 42 2019 27 Apr, 2018 HFC-134a 2 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 27th April 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 42 2020 22 Oct 2019 R-404A 1 cylinder x 10.9 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 22nd October 2019. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 43 2019 14 Apr, 2018 R-404A 3 cylinders R-404A x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 3 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 14th April 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 43 2020 27 Oct 2019 R-404A 5 cylinders x 10.9 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 5 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 27th October 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 44 2019 17 Jul, 2018 HFC-134a 12 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 12 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 17th July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 44 2020 6 Nov 2019 HFC-134a 4 cylinders x 13.6 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 6th November 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 45 2020 12 Nov 2019 HCFC-22 1 cylinder x 0.195 m3 to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HCFC-22 was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Lesovo) on 12th November 2019. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 45 2019 25 Jun, 2018 R-404A 4 cylinders R-404A x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 25th June 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 46 2020 15 Nov 2019 HFC-134a 1 cylinder x 13.6 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Malko Tarnovo) on 15th November 2019. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 46 2019 20 Jun, 2018 HFC-134a 15 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 15 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 20th June 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 47 2020 21 Nov 2019 R-410A 2 cylinders x 11.3 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-410A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 21st November 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 47 2019 08 Jun, 2018 HFC-134a 5 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 5 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 8th June 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The person who breached the law is unknown.
Bulgaria 44 48 2020 10 Dec 2019 HFC-32 and R-404A 5 cylinders of HFC-32 x 7 kg and 55 cylinders of R-404A x 10.9 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 5 cylinders containing HFC-32 and 55 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Malko Tarnovo) on 10th December 2019. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. Pre-trial proceedings were initiated.
Bulgaria 33 48 2019 19 Aug, 2018 HFC-134a 1 cylinder HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 19th August 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 49 2019 14 Aug, 2018 HFC-134a 1 cylinder HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 14th August 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 44 49 2020 19 Dec 2019 R-410A 1 cylinder x 11.3 kg to Bulgaria from Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Malko Tarnovo) on 29th December 2019. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and planned to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law or dealt with in another lawful manner. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 50 2019 10 Aug, 2018 HFC-134a 2 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 10th August 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 51 2019 05 Aug, 2018 HFC-134a 3 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 3 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 15th August 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 52 2019 02 Aug, 2018 HFC-134a 2 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 2nd August 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 53 2019 02 Jul, 2018 HFC-134a 4 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 2nd July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 54 2019 01 Jul, 2018 HFC-134a 10 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 10 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 1st July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 55 2019 21 Apr, 2018 R-404A 1 cylinder R-404A x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 21th April 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 56 2019 05 Nov, 2018 HFC-134a 6 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 6 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 5th November 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 57 2019 08 Nov, 2018 R-404A 1 cylinder R-404A x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 8th November 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 58 2019 13 May, 2018 HFC-134a 1 cylinder HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 13th May 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 59 2019 15 Jul, 2018 R-410A 4 cylinders R-410A x 11.35 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing R-410A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 15th July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 60 2019 14 Jul, 2018 HFC-134a 2 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 14th July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 61 2019 29 Aug, 2018 HFC-134a 1 cylinder HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 29th August 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 62 2019 06 Aug, 2018 HFC-134a 2 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 6th August 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 63 2019 30 Aug, 2018 HFC-134a 2 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 30th August 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 64 2019 09 Apr, 2018 R-404A and HFC-134a 4 cylinders R-404A x 10.9 kg, 4 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing R-404A and 4 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 9th April 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 65 2019 25 May, 2018 HFC-134a 5 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 5 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 25th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 66 2019 05 May, 2018 HFC-134a 4 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 5th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 67 2019 18 Sep, 2018 HFC-134a 4 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 18th September 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 68 2019 27 May, 2018 HFC-134a 2 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 27th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 69 2019 25 May, 2018 HFC-134a 20 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 20 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 25th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 70 2019 25 May, 2018 R-404A 2 cylinders R-404A x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 25th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 71 2019 19 May, 2018 HFC-134a 2 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 19th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 72 2019 18 May, 2018 HFC-134a 1 cylinder HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 18th May 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 73 2019 18 May, 2018 R-404A 1 cylinder R-404A x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 18th May 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 74 2019 04 Dec, 2018 HFC-134a 1 cylinder HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 4th December 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 75 2019 04 Dec, 2018 R-404A 1 cylinder R-404A x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 4th December 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 76 2019 01 Nov, 2018 HFC-134a 2 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 1st November 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 77 2019 05 Jul, 2018 HFC-134a 2 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 5th July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 78 2019 13 May, 2018 HFC-134a 2 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 13th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 79 2019 25 Jul, 2018 R-404A 3 cylinders R-404A x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 3 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 25th July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 80 2019 24 Jul, 2018 R-404A 2 cylinders R-404A x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 24th July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 81 2019 24 Jul, 2018 HFC-134a 1 cylinder HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 24th July 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 82 2019 25 Jul, 2018 R-404A 1 cylinder R-404A x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 25th July 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 83 2019 11Jul, 2018 R-410A 5 cylinders R-410A x 11.3 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 5 cylinders containing R-410A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 11th July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 84 2019 17 May, 2018 HFC-134a 2 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 17th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 85 2019 24 May, 2018 HFC-134a 50 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 50 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 24th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 86 2019 27 May, 2018 HFC-134a 9 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 9 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Lesovo) on 27th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Moldovan citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 87 2019 03 Jul, 2018 R-410A 35 cylinders R-410A x 11.3 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 35 cylinders containing R-410A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Lesovo) on 3rd July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 88 2019 09 Aug, 2018 R-407C and HFC-134a 1 cylinder R-407C x 11.35 kg, 1 cylinder HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-407C and 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Lesovo) on 9th August 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 89 2019 12 Aug, 2018 R-410A 3 cylinders R-410A x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 3 cylinders containing R-410A was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Lesovo) on 12th August 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 90 2019 20 Jun, 2018 R-404A and HFC-134a 1 cylinder R-404A x 10.9 kg, 1 cylinder HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Serbia An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404A and 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Serbian border (in Kalotina) on 20th June 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 91 2019 20 Jun, 2018 HFC-134a 4 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Serbia An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Serbian border (in Kalotina) on 20th June 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 92 2019 28 Jun, 2018 HFC-134a 1 cylinder HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Serbia An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing HFC-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Serbian border (in Kalotina) on 20th June 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 33 93 2019 19 Apr, 2018 HFC-134a 25 cylinders HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey Information about an illegal import of 25 cylinders containing HFC-134a was presented by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Romanian border (in Ruse). The goods were released on 19th April 2018 and according to the explanation given by the customs authorities were misleadingly declared as not falling under the prohibition for import of F-gases (code Y 926). On 18th June 2019 the company was issued an act on establishing of administrative violation for breaching Art.15 Regulation 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases in correspondence with the Bulgarian national legislation.
Bulgaria 21 99 2018 2016 HCFC-22 5 cylinders Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 5 cylinders containing R-22 was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 11th November 2016. The cylinders were found in the cargo space of a bus travelling from Turkey to Bulgaria. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver of the bus, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
Bulgaria 21 100 2018 2017 HCFC-22 300 cylinders Bulgaria/Serbia An attempt of an illegal import of 300 cylinders containing R-22 was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Serbian border (the Customs border point Vrushka Chuka) on 21th August 2017. The import was declared as transit with consignee a company on the territory of Varna. The cylinders were declared to the customs as containing R-600a. During the physical check of the goods performed by the customs it was found that they were labelled as R-22. Samples were taken from the containers and sent for laboratory analysis. The analysis confirmed that the content of the container was R-22. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver of the truck was sanctioned in correspondence with the law. The Bulgarian company that was declared as a consignee is presently being investigated on possible criminal action in correspondence with the Criminal code.
Bulgaria 8 141 2008/2009 2007 CFC -12 10 kg One bottle of CFC-12 was found on 27 June 2007 in a private car during a customs check at Vrashka Chuka, on the border between Bulgaria and Serbia. A fine was imposed under customs law. Entry of the product was denied.
Georgia 34 1 2019 15 Feb, 2018 HCFC-22 13.6 kg HCFC-22 (1 cylinder) Shipment by road from Azerbaijan through the Customs Clearance Zone “Tsiteli Khidi” On 15 February 2018, Georgia Customs Service detected an attempt of illegal import of one non-refillable refrigerant cylinder in the Customs Clearance Zone “Tsiteli Khidi” at the border between Azerbaijan and Georgia. The inspection of a passenger car took place as part of the Customs Risk Management Framework and resulted into the seizure of one cylinder containing 13,6 kg of HCFC-22 refrigerant. The driver did not have any shipment papers or import license. Analysis of the contents of the refrigerant cylinder with a refrigerant identifier (model RI-2002PA) confirmed that it contained HCFC-22. The cylinder was placed in the storage of a service agency of the Ministry of Finance. An administrative procedure and a court case were initiated. The driver had to pay a fine of about 270 GEL (approx. USD 90).
Georgia 34 2 2019 12 Apr, 2018 HCFC-22 68 kg HCFC-22 (5 cylinders) Shipment by road from Turkey through the Customs Clearance Zone “Batumi” On 12 April 2018, Georgia Customs Service detected an attempt of illegal import of five non-refillable refrigerant cylinders in the Customs Clearance Zone “Batumi” at the border between Turkey and Georgia. The inspection of a truck took place as part of the Customs Risk Management Framework and resulted into the seizure of five cylinders containing 13.6 kg of HCFC-22 refrigerant. The driver did not have any shipment papers or import license. Analysis of the contents of the refrigerant cylinders with a refrigerant identifier (model RI-2002PA) confirmed that it contained HCFC-22. The cylinders were placed in the storage of a service agency of the Ministry of Finance. An administrative procedure and a court case were initiated. The driver had to pay a fine of about 1360 GEL (approx. 450 Euros).
Georgia 34 3 2019 18 Jul, 2018 CTC 1.6 kg CTC (1 cylinder) Shipment by air from Russia through the Customs Clearance Zone “Tbilisi Airport” On 18 July 2018, Georgia Customs Service detected an attempt of illegal import of one glass jar of 1.6 kg of carbon tetrachloride (CTC) in the Customs Clearance Zone “Tbilisi Airport”. The shipment arrived from Russia and the shipment papers were inspected as part of the Customs Risk Management Framework. The shipment papers indicated carbon tetrachloride and the jar was labeled accordingly. However, the import of carbon tetrachloride into Georgia is banned and thus there was no import license. The seized jar was stored at the Customs Department. An administrative procedure and court case were initiated. The owner had to pay a fine of 48 GEL (approx. 16 Euros).
Georgia 34 4 2019 19 Jul, 2018 HCFC-22 13.6 kg HCFC-22 (1 cylinder) Shipment by air from Russia through the Customs Clearance Zone “Tbilisi Airport” On 19 July 2018, Georgia Customs Service detected an attempt of illegal import of one non-refillable refrigerant cylinder in the Customs Clearance Zone “Tsiteli Khidi” at the border between Azerbaijan and Georgia. The inspection of a passenger car took place as part of the Customs Risk Management Framework and resulted into the seizure of one cylinder containing 13,6 kg of HCFC-22 refrigerant. The driver did not have any shipment papers or import license. Analysis of the contents of the refrigerant cylinder with a refrigerant identifier (model RI-2002PA) confirmed that it contained HCFC-22. The cylinder was placed in the storage of a service agency of the Ministry of Finance. An administrative procedure and court case were initiated. The driver had to pay a fine of about 270 GEL (approx. USD 90).
Georgia 34 5 2019 04 Aug, 2018 HCFC-22 13.6 kg HCFC-22 (1 cylinder) Shipment by road from Azerbaijan through the Customs Clearance Zone “Tsiteli Khidi” On 4 August 2018, Georgia Customs Service detected an attempt of illegal import of one non-refillable refrigerant cylinder in the Customs Clearance Zone “Tsiteli Khidi” at the border between Azerbaijan and Georgia. The inspection of a passenger car took place as part of the Customs Risk Management Framework and resulted into to seizure of the cylinder containing 13,6 kg of HCFC-22 refrigerant. The driver did not have any shipment papers or import license. Analysis of the contents of the refrigerant cylinder with a refrigerant identifier (model RI-2002PA) confirmed that it contained HCFC-22. The driver and the cylinder were sent back. No administrative procedure was initiated.
Georgia 34 6 2019 11 Aug, 2018 HCFC-22 27.2 kg HCFC-22 (2 cylinders) Shipment by road from Azerbaijan through the Customs Clearance Zone “Poti” On 11 August 2018, Georgia Customs Service detected an attempt of illegal import of two non-refillable refrigerant cylinders in the Customs Clearance Zone “Poti” at the border between Turkey and Georgia. The shipment papers of the cargo were inspected as part of the Customs Risk Management Framework. They indicated two refrigerant cylinders containing 13.6 kg of HFC-417a each, which is a retrofit for HCFC-22. The physical inspection of the cargo detected two refrigerant cylinders labelled R22 (serial number R1014AZ1132). Analysis of the contents of the refrigerant cylinder with a refrigerant identifier (model RI-2002PA) confirmed that it contained HCFC-22. The driver did not have an import license for HCFC-22 and both cylinders were seized and stored in the Customs Department. An administrative procedure and court case were initiated. The owner had to pay a fine of 680 GEL (approx. 220 Euros).
Georgia 34 7 2019 01 Sep, 2018 HCFC-22 27.2 kg HCFC-22 (2 cylinders) Shipment by road from Turkey through the Customs Clearance Zone “Batumi” On 1 September 2018, Georgia Customs Service detected an attempt of illegal import of two non-refillable refrigerant cylinders in the Customs Clearance Zone “Batumi” at the border between Turkey and Georgia. The shipment papers of the truck were inspected as part of the Customs Risk Management Framework. They indicated two refrigerant cylinders containing 13.6 kg of HFC-404a each, which is a retrofit for HCFC-22. The physical inspection of the truck detected two refrigerant cylinders labelled R22. Only the cardboard packaging indicated HFC-404a. Analysis of the contents of the refrigerant cylinder with a refrigerant identifier (model RI-2002PA) confirmed that it contained HCFC-22. The driver did not have an import license for HCFC-22 and both cylinders were seized and stored at the Customs Clearance Zone “Batumi”. An administrative procedure and court case were initiated. A fine of 450 GEL (approx. 150 Euros) was applied.
Georgia 34 8 2019 12 Oct, 2018 Halon-2402 10 kg halon-2402 (1 cylinder) Shipment by road from Russia through the Customs Clearance Zone “Tbilisi” On 12 October 2018, Georgia Customs Service detected an attempt of illegal import of one plastic cylinder labelled as refrigerant 114B2 in the Customs Clearance Zone “Tbilisi”. The truck arrived from Russia and the shipment papers were inspected as part of the Customs Risk Management Framework. They indicated 10 kg of halon-2402 and not refrigerant 114B2. Imports of halon into Georgia is banned and thus the driver did not have an import license for halon-2402. The cylinder was seized and stored at the Customs Department. An analysis of the cylinder contents was not done. An administrative procedure and court case were initiated.
Georgia 27 181 2004 01 Mar, 2004 CFC-12 Not provided United Arab Emirates Counterfeit “Genatron 134a” cylinders purportedly containing HFC-134a imported from Dubai to Tbilisi (Georgia). The cylinders after testing with gas identifiers revealed to contain CFC-12. The trade name used is genatron and not genetron.
Netherlands 41 1 2020 18 Jan, 2019 HFC-245fa (21%), HFC-134a (18%), HFC-23 (19%), PFC-14 (26%) 1 cylinder x 2.6 kg Import to: Sweden and Export from: USA An airmail package to Sweden was subject of an inspection at Schiphol NL airport. An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerants was found during this inspection. The illegal non-refillable cylinder has been submitted by order to an approved waste collector for destruction by the sender, who also has an establishment in the Netherlands.
Netherlands 41 2 2020 25 Jan, 2019 HFC-134a 13 cylinders of HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Import to: Germany and Export: unknown During an inspection at a garage, it turned out that they bought their refrigerants from a car parts store. Illegal non-refillable cylinders were found after inspection at the car parts store. The administration of the car parts store showed that the non-refillable cylinders were purchased from a company in Germany. The box of the illegal non-refillable cylinders mentions the USA as an origin. The non-refillable cylinders have been submitted by order to an approved waste collector for destruction by the owner of the car parts store in the Netherlands. In addition, a measure has been imposed on the car parts store that a fine will be imposed for the import of illegal non-refillable cylinders if this happens again in the future.
Netherlands 41 3 2020 26 Feb, 2019 HFC-134a 123 cylinders of HFC-134a x 13.6 kg Import to: the Netherlands and Export from: Turkey Following information received from the Dutch Customs concerning imports, an inspection was carried out at a garage company that was named as an importer of refrigerants and was not registered as a quota holder. 123 illegal non-refillable cylinders were found during the inspection. The administration revealed that the final batch consisted of 240 illegal non-refillable cylinders. The non-refillable cylinders have been submitted by order to an approved waste collector for destruction by the owner of the garage company in the Netherlands. In addition, a measure has been imposed on the garage company that a fine will be imposed for the import of illegal non-refillable cylinders if this happens again in the future.
Netherlands 41 4 2020 1 Oct, 2019 R-404A, HFC-134a, and R-422D 458 cylinders of R-404A x 10.9 kg; 200 cylinders of HFC-134a x 13.6 kg; 140 cylinders of R-422D x 11.3 Import to: Switzerland and Export from: China Following information received from the Dutch Customs concerning transit, an inspection was carried out on a container with refrigerants which was on the way from China to Switzerland via the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The illegal non-refillable cylinders were found during this inspection. Since these illegal non-refillable cylinders were not placed on the European market, we contacted the Swiss authority to inquire whether these illegal non-refillable cylinders were also banned there. In response, we have been informed by the Swiss authority that the non-refillable cylinders cannot be sold or ceded in Switzerland, but they can be imported on the Swiss territory. The container was then released to continue its way to Switzerland, where as informed by the Swiss authority this batch arrived.
Netherlands 23 111 2018 2015 HCFC-22 CFC-12 Not specified Trans-shipment from China to Russia via Netherlands In July 2015 the Dutch Environmental Inspectorate has blocked in the Port of Rotterdam 2 containers with gas bottles containing refrigerants for further transport. From samples taken from the refrigerants it was shown that, despite their labelling as HFC’s (R-134a and R-407c) the bottles contained partly HCFC-22 and CFC-12 Legislation According to the European Ozone Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 and related Dutch national legislation such import of Ozone Depleting Substances is illegal and this ban on import is broadly formulated addressing everyone involved. The Council of State of the Netherlands determined that in addition to the sender and receiver also a shipping company can be considered as offender of a legal ban on imports of ozone-depleting substances. Cease and desist order. The Environmental Inspectorate considered all parties involved in this case as offenders and the Chinese supplier, the Russian addressee as well as the shipping company were all imposed with cease and desist orders requiring full destruction of all illegal ODS refrigerants and payment of storage costs conditional to a penalty. Eventually the shipping company appealed to this cease and desist order. Shipping company’s view The company’s position was that they were wrongly addressed as offender in this case and could not be blamed as they must be able to rely on the accuracy of the product information provided by the other parties involved. It cannot be expected from them to check the content of all gas bottles. They are suffering from the actions of the Chinese and Russian parties. The Ruling In its Ruling no 201706000/1/A1 from April 25, 2018, the Netherlands Council of State did not agree and puts the Environmental Inspectorate in the right. The import ban is also targeting a shipping company which can be therefor also considered as offender. Furthermore, from a professional carrier some research into the contents of the bottles can be expected. The Council of State also found important that it was a known smuggling route of ozone depleting substances. Furthermore, the carrier could check the gas cylinders in a relatively easy way through sampling. Importance This ruling is important because it facilitates the approach to address this kind of international smuggling activities. There are also more of this kind of broadly formulated prohibitions. So also for other areas this statement is of interest. Carriers will have to take their responsibilities and be more active in preventing violations of this kind of import bans. Link to the full ruling of the NL Council of State (in Dutch): http://www.raadvanstate.nl/uitspraken/zoeken-in-uitspraken/tekst-uitspraak.html?id=94929.
Netherlands 8 155 2008/2009 2007 CTC and CFC-113 3 kg of CTC and 8 kg of CFC-113 Despite intended improvements in the internal procedures of the company involved (which had the year before been fined for unlicensed trade) two additional unlicensed transactions took place during 2007. In February 2007, 3 kg of carbon tetrachloride was exported to Switzerland and in June 2007 8 kg of CFC-113 was exported to Serbia. The company stopped all exports of ozone-depleting substances.
Netherlands 8 156 2008/2009 2007 Methyl bromide 20,000 kg Methyl bromide in the amount of 20,000 kg was exported to Israel during 2007. Inspections revealed that the export resulted from a misapplication of the licensing system by the exporter and that there was no intention to mislead. Follow-up inspections are scheduled.
Lithuania 43 1 2020 2 Feb, 2019 HFC-134a 27,2 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 2 2020 14 Feb, 2019 HFC-134a 5 cylinders from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. An investigation is under way.
Lithuania 43 3 2020 20 Feb, 2019 HFC-134a 40,8 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 4 2020 20 Feb, 2019 R-404A 10,9 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 5 2020 4 Mar, 2019 HFC-134a 1 cylinder from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 6 2020 7 Mar, 2019 HFC-32 1 cylinder from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 7 2020 15 Mar, 2019 HFC-134a 27,2 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 8 2020 16 Mar, 2019 HFC-134a 10 cylinders from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed.
Lithuania 43 9 2020 23 Mar, 2019 R-404A 21,8 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed.
Lithuania 43 10 2020 26 Mar, 2019 HFC-134a 27,2 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed.
Lithuania 43 11 2020 26 Mar, 2019 HFC-134a 27,2 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. An investigation is under way.
Lithuania 43 12 2020 27 Mar, 2019 HFC-134a 2 cylinders (27,2 kg) from Russia to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 13 2020 29 Mar, 2019 HFC-134a 4 cylinders (54,4 kg) from Russia to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 14 2020 29 Mar, 2019 R-404A 21,8 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed.
Lithuania 43 15 2020 31 Mar, 2019 HFC-134a, R-404A 24,5 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. The goods were transported in non-refillable cylinders Fine was imposed.
Lithuania 43 16 2020 4 Apr, 2019 HFC-134a 13,6 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed.
Lithuania 43 17 2020 8 Apr, 2019 R-507A 22,6 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed.
Lithuania 43 18 2020 16 Apr, 2019 HFC-134a 27,2 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 19 2020 2 May, 2019 HFC-134a 3 cylinders from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed.
Lithuania 43 20 2020 3 May, 2019 HFC-134a 27,2 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 21 2020 5 May, 2019 HFC-134a 27,2 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed.
Lithuania 43 22 2020 6 May, 2019 HFC-134a 2 cylinders (27,2 kg) from Russia to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 23 2020 7 May, 2019 HFC-134a 2 cylinders (27,2 kg) from Russia to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 24 2020 7 May, 2019 HFC-134a 1 cylinder (13,6 kg) from Russia to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 25 2020 9 May, 2019 R-404A 21,8 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. An investigation is under way.
Lithuania 43 26 2020 10 May, 2019 HFC-134a 40,8 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 27 2020 10 May, 2019 R-404A 10,9 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 28 2020 17 May, 2019 HFC-134a 27,2 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 29 2020 18 May, 2019 HFC-134a 27,2 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 30 2020 19 May, 2019 HFC-134a 13,6 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 31 2020 20 May, 2019 HFC-134a 27,2 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 31 2020 20 May, 2019 HFC-134a 27,2 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 32 2020 25 May, 2019 HFC-134a 13,6 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 33 2020 25 May, 2019 HFC-134a 27,2 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 34 2020 26 May, 2019 HFC-134a 13,6 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 35 2020 3 Jun, 2019 HFC-134a 27,2 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 36 2020 5 Jun, 2019 HFC-134a 2 cylinders from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 37 2020 6 Jun, 2019 R-404A 2 cylinders (21,8 kg) from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 38 2020 6 Jun, 2019 HFC-134a 13,6 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 39 2020 12 Jun, 2019 HFC-134a 1,150 cylinders from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. An investigation is under way.
Lithuania 43 40 2020 13 Jun, 2019 HFC-134a 27,2 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 41 2020 14 Jun, 2019 R-407C 2 cylinders (22,6 kg) from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 42 2020 14 Jun, 2019 HFC-134a 2 cylinders (27,2 kg) from Russia to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 43 2020 19 Jun, 2019 HFC-134a 81,6 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 44 2020 20 Jun, 2019 HFC-134a 27,2 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 45 2020 21 Jun, 2019 R-407C 11,3 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 46 2020 21 Jun, 2019 HFC-134a 13,6 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 47 2020 22 Jun, 2019 R-410A 45,2 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 48 2020 22 Jun, 2019 R-407C; R-410A 33,9 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 49 2020 22 Jun, 2019 R-410A 45,2 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 50 2020 22 Jun, 2019 R-404A 10,9 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 51 2020 24 Jun, 2019 R-404A 2 cylinders (21,8 kg) from Russia to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 52 2020 4 Jul, 2019 HFC-134a 27,2 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 53 2020 9 Jul, 2019 R-404A 21,8 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 54 2020 11 Jul, 2019 HFC-134a 2 cylinders from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 55 2020 14 Jul, 2019 R-407C 5 cylinders (56,6 kg) from Russia to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 56 2020 16 Jul, 2019 HFC-134a; HFC-32 23,6 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 57 2020 17 Jul, 2019 HFC-134a 40,8 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 58 2020 24 Jul, 2019 HFC-134a 40,8 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 59 2020 29 Jul, 2019 HFC-134a; R-404A 24,5 kg: HFC-134a (1 cylinder, 13,6 kg) and R-404A (1 cylinder, 10,9 kg) from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 60 2020 10 Aug, 2019 HFC-134a 13,6 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 61 2020 23 Aug, 2019 R-404A 10,9 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 62 2020 26 Sep, 2019 R-404A 7 cylinders (76,3 kg) from Russia to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 63 2020 26 Sep, 2019 HFC-134a 27,2 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 64 2020 13 Oct, 2019 R-404A 21,8 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 65 2020 27 Oct, 2019 R-404A 2 cylinders from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 66 2020 8 Nov, 2019 R-404A 3 cylinders from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 67 2020 17 Jan, 2020 HFC-134a 48,3 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 68 2020 22 Jan, 2020 R-404A 10,9 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 69 2020 25 Jan, 2020 R-404A 10,9 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 70 2020 3 Feb, 2020 HFC-134a 40,8 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 71 2020 3 Feb, 2020 R-404A 32,7 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 72 2020 25 Feb, 2020 HFC-134a 13,6 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. An investigation is under way.
Lithuania 43 73 2020 17 Mar, 2020 HFC-134a 6,19 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. An investigation is under way.
Lithuania 43 74 2020 22 Mar, 2020 HFC-134a 3 cylinders (40,8 kg) from Russia to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. An investigation is under way.
Lithuania 43 75 2020 29 Mar, 2020 R-404A 3,78 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. An investigation is under way.
Lithuania 43 76 2020 6 Apr, 2020 R-404A 10,9 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. An investigation is under way.
Lithuania 43 77 2020 6 Apr, 2020 HFC-134a 13,6 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. An investigation is under way.
Lithuania 43 78 2020 24 Apr, 2020 R-410A 11,3 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. An investigation is under way.
Lithuania 43 79 2020 24 Apr, 2020 R-404A 19,6 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 80 2020 25 Apr, 2020 R-404A 9.8 kg from Belarus to Lithuania An illegal non-refillable cylinder with refrigerant was found during the roadside inspection. Fine was imposed. Goods were confiscated.
Lithuania 43 81 2020 25 Apr, 2020 R-410A 22,6 kg from Belarus to Lithuania Illegal non-refillable cylinders with refrigerant were found during the roadside inspection. Goods were confiscated.
Armenia 18 94 2019 18 May, 2017 CTC 400 cylinders of CTC (carbon tetrachloride) of 500 ml each, 200 kg in total Importing country: Armenia. Exporting country: People’s Republic of China On 15 May 2017 TAG HEM LLC imported a container from the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Armenia containing various goods including carbon tetrachloride, being unaware of the necessary proceedings for this special type of goods. Having checked the customs codes of all the goods, the customs officer requested for the import license for carbon tetrachloride. The importing company TAG HEM LLC applied to the Ministry of Nature Protection requesting for the import license but was rejected since the import of this substance was banned by the Government Resolution n 90-N. The Customs Service seized this product and released the rest of the products from the container. Unwanted goods were seized by the Customs Service for their further destruction. The Customs Service applied to the Ministry of Nature Protection requesting for the indication of the destruction facilities in the country. The Ministry of Nature Protection replied in the official communication that no destruction facilities were available in the country. Following this communication the Customs Service advised the company to re-export this product because no destruction facilities were available in the country. Currently the seized goods are stored in the customs warehouse.
Armenia 1 161 2007/2008 01 May, 2007 Waste mixture of 15% HFC-134a mixed with 85% other refrigerants (CFC, HCFC) 1 cylinder mislabelled as HFC-134a United Arab Emirates Mislabelling of waste mixture as virgin R-134a was detected when testing cylinders during customs training
Australia 19 95 2019 01 Oct, 2016 HCFC-141b based polyol 80 drums China In June 2016, the Department of the Environment and Energy received information that a company was intending to import an HCFC-141b based polyol system without an import licence or import quota. The company was aware both were required to import polyol systems containing HCFC-141b.  The Director of the company confirmed during a compliance site visit in August 2016 to the company’s premises that the company was in the process of importing HCFC-141b polyol based systems. The company was informed again, that an import licence and import quota for HCFC was required, and that all import quota for HCFC had been allocated. In October 2016, the Australian Border Force intercepted a consignment of 80 drums of HCFC-141b based polyol imported by that company that had landed in Sydney, and held those drums in a bonded warehouse while the Department of the Environment and Energy took compliance action. The action taken was for the importer to be required to return the polyol to the place of import. The importer agreed and was granted an export licence for a single export to enable it to re-export the polyol to its source country. This occurred in December 2016. The company was not prosecuted for the illegal import however compliance costs to the company were significant including the export licence application fee, the costs of storage in a bonded warehouse for two months and business disruption. These are unrecoverable costs to the to the company, in addition to the lost costs of purchasing the polyol system. Following the export of the polyol the company maintained contact with the Department of the Environment and Energy regarding obtaining an import licence for a HFC replacement or importing a non-scheduled alternative. They have been informed of the licensing program and quota requirements for the import of HFCs. HFC imports and phase down are monitored by the Department and the Department of Home Affairs.
Paraguay 32 96 2018 2015 HCFC-22 30980,8 Kg. CHINA En una verificación rutinaria de cilindros de gases refrigerantes se encontraron 2278 cilindros de HCFC-22 de 13,6 kg. cada uno sin declarar y escondidos en cuatro contenedores que declararon que contenían equipos de cortinas de aire y 570 cilindro de R-410A, y 571 cilindros de R-407C. (English : At a routine check on refrigerants gases cylinders, 2,278 unregistered cylinders for R22, of 13.6 kg each, were found hidden in four containers which were registered as containing air curtain equipment and 570 cylinders for R-410A, and 571 cylinders for R-407C.) Se procedió a retener el cargamento, iniciándose un sumario administrativo en el Ministerio del Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible, y realizándose, además, una denuncia en el Ministerio Público - Fiscalía Especializada en Delitos Ambientales. El Ministerio del Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible culminó el proceso con el pago de una multa y reenvío de los cilindros de R-22 a origen. (English : The shipload was detained, initiating an administrative summary at the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and also made a complaint at the Public Ministry - Specialized Prosecutor in Environmental Crimes. The Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development concluded the prosecution with the payment of a fine and sending back the R-22 cylinders to their origin.)
Argentina 20 97 2018 08 May, 2017 HCFC-22 400 cylinders Upon a phone call received by one of the importers about an alert on illegal trade of HCFC-22 in Entre Ríos Province, the NOU called national gendarmerie office in that jurisdiction. An official letter from the chief officer of that command centre was received. Information sent was processed and communication with the Federal Criminal and Correctional Court on Duty Number 1 of Entre Ríos Province-, where the prosecution is held, was established. There is a prosecution being held under the local jurisdiction, ongoing communication with the court in duty is held.
Argentina 20 98 2018 21 Dec, 2016 HCFC-22 357 cylinders Upon a phone call received by one of the importers about an alert on illegal trade of HCFC-22 in Entre Ríos Province, the NOU called national gendarmerie office in that jurisdiction. An official letter from the chief officer of that command centre was received. Information sent was processed and communication with the Federal Criminal and Correctional Court on Duty Number 1 of Entre Ríos Province-, where the prosecution is held, was established. There is a prosecution being held under the local jurisdiction, ongoing communication with the court in duty is held.
Argentina 13 177 2006 01 Mar, 2006 HCFC-22 500kgs China A vessel transported 500 kgs of HFCs from China into Argentina. The customs authorities after testing the substance discovered it to be HCFC-22 which require an import license.
Namibia 22 101 2018 25 Feb, 2015 HCFC-22 3000kg (3 tanks) South Africa Confiscated refrigerants were kept until the following quota year to be sold to HCFC quota holders.
Namibia 22 102 2018 16 Jul, 2015 HCFC-22 272 kg (20 cylinders x 13.6 kg) South Africa Confiscated refrigerants were kept until the following quota year to be sold to HCFC quota holders.
Namibia 22 103 2018 21 Aug, 2015 HCFC-22 2040 kg (150 cylinders x 13.6 kg) South Africa Confiscated refrigerants were kept until the following quota year to be sold to HCFC quota holders.
Namibia 22 104 2018 07 Oct, 2015 HCFC-22 544 kg (40 cylinders x 13.6 kg) South Africa Confiscated refrigerants were kept until the following quota year to be sold to HCFC quota holders.
Namibia 22 105 2018 09 Oct, 2015 HCFC-22 27.2 kg (2 cylinders x 13.6kg) South Africa Confiscated refrigerants were kept until the following quota year to be sold to HCFC quota holders.
Namibia 22 106 2018 30 Nov, 2015 HCFC-22 95.2 kg (7 cylinders x 13.6 kg) China Confiscated refrigerants were kept until the following quota year to be sold to HCFC quota holders.
Namibia 22 107 2018 06 Dec, 2016 HCFC-22 108.8 kg (8 cylinders x 13.6 kg) South Africa Confiscated refrigerants were kept until the following quota year to be sold to HCFC quota holders.
Namibia 22 108 2018 2016 HCFC-22 2085 kg (58 cylinders x 13.6kg) South Africa Confiscated refrigerants were kept until the following quota year to be sold to HCFC quota holders.
Namibia 22 109 2018 04 Jun, 2017 HCFC-22 27.2 kg (2cylinders x 13.6kg) South Africa Confiscated refrigerants were kept until the following quota year to be sold to HCFC quota holders.
Namibia 22 110 2018 01 Aug, 2017 HCFC-22 149 .6 kg (11 cylinders x 13.6 kg) South Africa Confiscated refrigerants were kept until the following quota year to be sold to HCFC quota holders.
Croatia 4 112 2016 08 Dec, 2015 HCFC-22, R-404A and R-410A 1 cylinder of HCFC-22; 1 cylinder of R-404A and 2 cylinders of R410A Bosnia and Herzegovina Upon arrival at the BCP Maljevac customs checkpoint in Croatia, a person of Croatian nationality did not declare four refrigerant cylinders placed in the trunk of his car. These included one cylinder of R404 (10.9 kg), one cylinder of R22 (13.6 kg) and two cylinders of R410A (11.3 kg each). Under Croatian law, only duly registered dealers can deal with ozone-depleting substances (ODS) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFC). The cylinders were seized and action under misdemeanor procedures initiated against the offender along with a € 200 fine plus the costs of the procedures. The report was sent to Environment inspection unit within the Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection and further investigation initiated. Croatia was awarded with the prestigious ozone protection medals and certificates in recognition of strong commitment to address illegal or unwanted trade in ozone-depleting substances (ODS), mixtures, equipment & products during the European and Central Asia Customs Cooperation Meeting in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 24-25 May 2016.
Turkmenistan 24 121 2016 01 Aug, 2014 HCFC-22 and CFC-11 9 cylinders & (5 cylinders of HCFC-22; 4 cylinders CFC-11). Iran During manual inspection of cargo on a truck at the customs point “Hazar” in the Balkan velayat region, customs inspectors detected a large wooden box holding 5 (five) cylinders of refrigerant HCFC-22 with a total weight of 65 kg and 4 (four) cylinders of CFC-11, with a total weight of 50kg. In accordance with the law of Turkmenistan, the import of CFC-11 is banned. The import of HCFC-22 requires a one-time permit from the State Committee on the basis of a licence from the State concern “Turkmenhimiya”. The cylinders were sent back to the exporting country (Iran) at the expense of the importer. No fines were levied and no legal action was initiated.
Turkmenistan 24 122 2016 01 Nov, 2014 HCFC-22 2 cylinders United Arab Emirates During manual inspection of cargo on a truck at the customs point “Beyik Serdar Yoly” customs inspectors detected 2 (two) cylinders containing R-22 with a total weight of 27kg. The truck driver did not have a permit, licence or any other documentation concerning the importation of the refrigerant. In accordance with the law of Turkmenistan, the import of HCFC-22 requires a one-time permit from the State Committee on the basis of a licence from the State concern “Turkmenhimiya”. The goods were sent back to the exporting country (United Arab Emirates) at the expense of the importer. No fines were levied and no legal action was initiated.
Turkmenistan 24 123 2016 01 Apr, 2015 HCFC-22 16 cylinders United Arab Emirates During manual inspection of cargo on a truck at the customs point “Hazar” in the Balkan velayat region, customs inspectors detected 16 (sixteen) cylinders of refrigerant R-22 with a total weight of 217.6 kg. The cargo was not accompanied by any permit, licence or other documents In accordance with the law of Turkmenistan, the import of HCFC-22 requires a one-time permit from the State Committee on the basis of a licence from the State concern “Turkmenhimiya”. The goods were sent back to the exporting country (United Arab Emirates) at the expense of the importer. No fines were levied and no legal action was initiated. Turkmenistan has been awarded prestigious ozone protection medals and certificates in recognition of their strong commitment to address illegal or unwanted trade in ozone-depleting substances (ODS), mixtures, equipment and products and the ECA Customs Cooperation Meeting in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 23-25 May 2016.
Uzbekistan 3 124 2016 19 Feb, 2015 CFC-12 13,60 kg From Turkey transit through the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Republic of Tajikistan. During customs inspection of transit cargo, following transit from Turkey to the Republic of Tajikistan the customs officers discovered cylinder labeled as «DIKHLORO-DIFLUORMETAN» 13,6 kg. (R12) which was not declared in the shipping documents in the truck arriving to the Customs clearance point of "Sariasiya". The ODS CFC-12 seized from illegal trade was placed in storage of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for future destruction.
Uzbekistan 3 125 2016 25 Feb 2015 CFC-12 466,00 kg Illegal import from Kadamjay district of Batken region of Kyrgyzstan to the Republic of Uzbekistan. The officers of the anti-smuggling department of the Fergana regional department of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan, received operational information, about illegal possession of refrigerants The ODS – CFC 12 seized from illegal trade was placed in storage of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for future destruction.
Uzbekistan 3 126 2016 01 Feb, 2015 HCFC-22 357,00 kg The ODS – HCFC 22 seized from illegal trade was placed in storage of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan and will be consumed within Uzbekistan’s consumption limit of 2016.
Uzbekistan 3 127 2016 24 Apr, 2015 CFC-12 177,00 kg Illegal import from Kadamjay district of Batken region of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Republic of Uzbekistan. The officers of the anti-smuggling department of the Fergana regional department of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan revealed illegal smuggling in the village Sufan, Quvasoy region of Fergana region The ODS – CFC 12 seized from illegal trade was placed in storage of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for future destruction.
Uzbekistan 3 128 2016 04 Aug, 2015 HCFC-22 58,00 kg Illegal import from Kadamjay district of Batken region of Kyrgyzstan to the Republic of Uzbekistan. The border services officers of the military unit number 9229 revealed the illegal import of refrigerants by car in Kh. Tursunkulova street of Fergana district. The ODS – HCFC-22 seized from illegal trade was placed in storage of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan and will be consumed within the limit of 2016.
Uzbekistan 3 129 2016 04 Aug, 2015 CFC-12 38,36 kg The ODS – CFC 12 seized from illegal trade was placed in the storage of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for future destruction.
Uzbekistan 3 130 2016 29 Aug, 2015 HCFC-22 10,162 kg HCFC-22 were illegally imported to Uzbekistan from China. HCFC-22 was illegally imported to the country under different HS code, thus, it was recognised later, and for which Uzbekistan did not provide permission for import of stated amount. The ODS – HCFC 22 seized from illegal trade was placed in storage of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan and will be consumed within Uzbekistan’s consumption limit of 2016.
Uzbekistan 7 135 2010 28 Jan, 2010 CFC-12 7 cylinders of CFC-12 and 50 cylinders of R-600 China Goods impounded by police unit following inspection by Customs authorities. Laboratory tests confirmed refrigerants to be CFC-12. Smuggler fined approximately $75 by a court and substances detained for destruction
Uzbekistan 7 136 2010 08 May, 2010 Unspecified refrigerators 5 refrigerators Country of origin not identified The smuggler was apprehended during a spot check and failed to produce an import permit for the refrigerants. Investigation in progress
Uzbekistan 7 137 2010 10 Jun, 2010 HCFC-22 2 refrigerators and 2 items of air-conditioning equipment containing R-600 and HCFC-22 China Goods found in a truck but the smuggler failed to present import documents. Substances confiscated and smuggler fined approximately $155 by a court
Uzbekistan 7 138 2010 06 Jul, 2010 HFC-134a and CFC-12 20 kg of HFC-134a and 16 kg of CFC-12 China Refrigerants found hidden in the car boot. Confiscated during joint raid by Customs and traffic police at a checkpoint. Refrigerants confiscated and smuggler fined $25 by a court
Uzbekistan 7 139 2010 24 Jul, 2010 HCFC-22 and R-406A 60 litres in 5 cylinders India 60 litres of HCFC-22 and R-406A refrigerants found in the passenger compartment of a car. Goods confiscated and smuggler fined $25 by a court
Kenya 5 132 2016 02 May, 2012 R-404A and R-410A 30 Cylinders of R-404A and 27 Cylinders of R-410A UAE Contaminated Reshipment at the cost of the importing company and revocation of the ODS import license
Kenya 5 133 2016 08 Dec, 2012 HCFC-22, HFC-134a and R404A 30 cylinders of HCFC-22; 30 Cylinders of HFC-134a and 40 cylinders of R404A UAE HFC-134a had banned CFC12 while R404A had 25% of the banned CFC-12 Reshipment order and License application request was rejected
Kenya 5 134 2016 01 Apr, 2014 HCFC-22, HFC-134a, R-404A, R-407C and R-410A HCFC-22 of 9,534kg, 10,880 kg of HFC-134a, 4,360 kg of R-404A, 678 kg of R-407C and 3,390 kg of R-410A Kenya/China Expiry of permit and importing license Refrigerant consignment stopped from clearance by customs until updated valid ODS permit and ODS license obtained from issuing authority
Belgium 8 140 2008/2009 2007 Methyl bromide 1 kg One kilogram (kg) of methyl bromide imported for laboratory use was used in field testing of a methyl bromide alternative. The field testing would constitute a critical use but the user had no import licence covering critical uses. An investigation is under way.
Belgium 9 162 2007/2008 1 Jan to 31 Dec, 2005 Bromochloromethane (BCM) 168,000 kg Follow up of a case already reported in 2004. BCM was imported without a license and using a wrong CN code. The company itself reported the irregularity. Penalties were issued.
Cyprus 8 142 2008/2009 2007 HCFC -22 14 kg During a field inspection on 23 March 2007 160 cylinders marked as containing HFC-134a were found to contain a blend including HCFC-22. Most of the cylinders had already been sold and their contents consumed. Only 19 could be seized and are now awaiting destruction. The competent authority is convinced that this was an isolated incident and that there was no deliberate intention to deceive the authorities.
Cyprus 8 143 2008/2009 2007 HCFC-22 22 kg A field inspection on 18 June 2007 revealed in a box of 90 air-conditioning units five split units charged with HCFC-22. The first placing on the market of such equipment is illegal in the European Community. The material currently awaits destruction.
Cyprus 9 163 2007/2008 1 Jan to 31 Dec, 2005 HCFC-22 680 kg Israel A delivery of R-408A (47% HCFC-22) had been intercepted during import by the customs. The material was sent by the Israeli supplier by mistake. Actually R-508 (no ODS) was ordered. The material was sent back to the supplier.
Denmark 8 144 2008/2009 2007 CFC-12 Unknown Customs authorities stopped a container whose contents included nine refrigerators. Export was denied. The chemical inspection service considered reporting the matter to the police.
Denmark 8 145 2008/2009 2007 CFC-12 Unknown Customs authorities stopped a container whose contents included one refrigerator.
Denmark 9 164 2007/2008 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2005 CFC-12 Unknown 8 companies were stopped in their attempt to export illegally refrigerators containing CFC-12 to countries outside the EC. 3 companies were reported to the police. 2 companies were fined by a court. One company accepted a fine without court rule (fines between 1,300 and 3,000 euros). Other residual 5 cases did not result in prosecution.
Estonia 8 146 2008/2009 2007 Halon 2402 200 kg The ship MS Kopli was exported to Georgia with halons on board. The Environmental Inspectorate is currently taking action; it is expected that the owner will be fined.
Estonia 8 147 2008/2009 2007 Halon 2402 200 kg The ship MS Pakri was exported to Russia with halons on board.
Estonia 9 165 2007/2008 1 Jan to 31 Dec, 2005 HCFC 68 kg Russia Illegal export to a Russian ship. The company was fined.
France 8 149 2008/2009 2007 Halon 1211 and Halon 1301 220 kg Exports of 25 kg of halon 1211 and 195 kg of halon 1301 were made to various countries during 2006 without an export licence. The case was detected by the European Commission while comparing licence data and reported data. The case is under investigation by French customs authorities.
France 8 150 2008/2009 2007 CFC-12 Unknown Twenty-three refrigerators whose compressors contained CFC 12 were seized on 11 December 2007. The goods were to be exported to Senegal. The competent authority is investigating.
France 8 151 2008/2009 2007 Carbon tetrachloride 8 kg In 2006 a French company exported 8 kg of carbon tetrachloride to Azerbaijan for laboratory uses without having an export authorization. The case was detected by the European Commission while comparing licence and reported data of another company. The company has been reminded by French competent authorities regarding the existing rules.
France 9 167 2007/2008 1 Jan to 31 Dec, 2005 HCFC-22 Unknown The illegal import of 1,890 air-conditioning units was detected at the customs in Guadeloupe. Material was re-exported. Fines were issued.
Greece 8 152 2008/2009 2007 HCFC 1,183 kg R401a in the amount of 1,360 kg (53 per cent R22, 13 per cent R152a, 34 per cent R124) was stopped at the border by customs authorities as the importer was not able to present an import licence. Import was denied and the goods were returned to the manufacturer at the importer’s expense.
Ireland 8 153 2008/2009 2007 CFC-12 and HCFC-22 504 kg of CFC-12 and 1,306 kg of HCFC A company was found to be holding stocks of and using CFC-12 and HCFC-22 without allowance Document checks suggest that the material was illegally imported between 2001 and 2004 from the United Arab Emirates. The substances were found in non-refillable 13.6 kg cylinders. Empty containers were found as well. The stocks and empty containers were ordered to be destroyed. Following this case 13 other premises in Ireland were inspected. No other cases of non-compliance were discovered.
Italy 8 154 2008/2009 2007 HCFC-22 35,040 kg HCFC-22 in the amount of 35,040 kg was imported in 2006 without an import licence. The case was detected by the European Commission through documentary cross checks. The competent authority investigated the matter and concluded that the failure to apply for a licence had been unintentional.
Italy 9 169 2007/2008 1 Jan to 31 Dec, 2005 Unknown Unknown In two cases the gross weight of the goods did not correspond to that declared. Sanction enforcement under Italian law.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 8 158 2008/2009 2007 TCA 62 kg A company mistakenly imported more TCA than it was licensed to bring in (132 kg instead of 70 kg). The company has been reminded of proper procedures.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 8 159 2008/2009 2007 HCFC-22 153,000 kg A company exported 153,000 kg of HCFC-22 to India for feedstock uses; the company was only licensed to export for refrigeration uses. An investigation is under way.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 8 160 2008/2009 2007 Halons Unknown Due to a misinterpretation of the applicable regulation no export licences were requested with regard to the export of halon-based fire-extinguishers. An investigation is under way.
Germany 9 168 2007/2008 1 Jan to 31 Dec, 2005 Halon-1301 0.1 kg Import without license Sale was banned.
Kyrgyzstan 10 170 2007/2008 Nov-Dec, 2007 Halon-1211 and CFC-12 1,440 kg (ODP) of Halon-1211, 27 refrigerators with CFC-12 Republic of Korea A company registered in a free economic zone imported 2,400 pieces of car fire extinguishers using forged documents. A batch of 27 refrigerators was intercepted at port of entry and impounded. Company was penalized and customs officers and inspectors punished for the offence. Owner of shipment was ordered to retrofit fridges based on R-12–R-134a at the importer’s own expense.
Mexico 11 171 2007/2008 01 Sep, 2003 CFC-12 1,717 kg Mexico In September 2003 a delivery of CFC-12 was found in the storage facilities of Mexican Customs in the southern border with Guatemala The property of this material was not claimed by anybody within the legal time-limit established under the Mexican law, after which time the material has to be destroyed or donated to a national public institution. The material was seized, and according to customs procedures, this material was donated to a national public institution, in this case the Naval Ministry to be used in their facilities and equipment.
Seychelles 12 173 2007/2008 2007 CFC-12 (refrigerators) 14 kg United Arab Emirates A consignment of 10 refrigerators and 4 chest freezers with labels of HFC-134a were imported into the country, from the United Arab Emirates, but on closer inspection and testing of the refrigerant by custom officers, it was found to be CFC-12. It was confiscated by the ozone unit. The importer was fined SR 2500/-(approx $300) per piece of equipment for retrofitting by the ozone unit, plus another fine under the Trades Tax Act.
Seychelles 12 174 2007/2008 2007 CFC-11 and CFC-12 (refrigerators) 88 kg China A consignment of 88 refrigerators and chillers with CFC-11 and CFC-12 were imported into the country, from China, to be sold in the shops by a local supplier. The consignment was confiscated by the ozone unit. The importer was fined under Trade Tax Act for importing banned gas plus reshipment of the consignment to its country of origin. Importer was given a final warning.
Seychelles 12 175 2007/2008 2007 CFC-12 1 cylinder (13.6 kg) United Arab Emirates Importation permit for 1 cylinder of R-406a was given by the ozone unit to a local importer. On arrival it was found to be R-12 (from the United Arab Emirates). The importer was fined under the Trade Tax Act for importing a banned gas and giving wrong information to customs, plus required to reship the gas at his own cost.
Czech Republic 26 178 2004 01 Nov, 2002 HCFC-22 374.4 kg Not provided Illegal import of heat pumps containing ODS into the Czech Republic by a company, Polymat, s.r.o. Osvoboditelu 182 767 10 Kromeriz.
Czech Republic 26 179 2004 01 Nov, 2002 HCFC-22 13.6 kg Czech Republic Illegal storage and export of air-conditioning units containing ODS.
Czech Republic 26 180 2004 01 May, 2003 HCFC-22 Not available Not provided Illegal import of air-conditioning units containing ODSs to Czech Republic and recovery of ODS without proper permission issued by MoE CR by a company, GEA Klimatizace Vesecka 1 463 12 Liberec.
Japan 28 182 2004 01Jul, 2001 CFC-12 31,112 kg (each 300 g x 103,705 cans) China A firm purchased 103,705 cans of CFC-12 knowing the substance was illegal to import.
Japan 28 183 2004 01 Oct, 2002 CFC-13 4,536kg (each 250 g X 18,142 cans) China A firm tried to import 18,142 cans of CFC-12 from China. The firm falsely declared to customs authorities that the drums contained ethylene glycol.
Japan 14 197 2002/2003 01 May, 2001 CFC-12 5400kg (each 250g x 21,600 cans) Thailand Two men tried to import 21,600 cans of CFC-12 from Thailand by air cargo. Instead, they made a false declaration of lubricants to the Customs authorities as lubricants.
Japan 14 198 2002/2003 01 Jul, 2001 CFC-12 11,745kg (each 300g x 39,150cans) China A firm tried to import 39,150 cans of CFC-12 from China by marine containers. Instead, the firm made a false declaration of HFC-134a to the Customs authorities.
Japan 14 199 2002/2003 01 Jul, 2001 CFC-12 123,300kg (each 300g x 411,000cans) China A firm and affiliated firm tried to import 411,000 cans of CFC-12 from China by marine containers. Instead, the firm made a false declaration report ten times of HFC-134a to the Customs authorities.
Japan 14 200 2002/2003 01 Jul, 2001 CFC-12 11,160kg (each 310g x 35,999cans) China Four Japanese tried to import 35,999 cans of CFC-12 from China by marine containers. Instead, they made a false declaration of HFC-134a to the Customs authorities.
Japan 14 201 2002/2003 01 Mar, 2002 CFC-12 1,975kg (each 350g x 5,644cans) Egypt An Egyptian who is staying in Japan tried to import 5,644 cans of CFC-12 from Egypt by air cargo. Instead, he made a false declaration of HFC-134a to the Customs authorities.
Japan 14 202 2002/2003 01 Jun, 2002 CFC-12 2,871kg (each 250g x 11,483 cans) China-Hong Kong Four Japanese tried to import 11, 483 cans of CFC-12 from China by marine containers. Instead, they made a false declaration of HFC-134a to the Customs authorities.
Japan 14 203 2002/2003 01Jun, 2002 CFC-12 2,708kg (each 250g x 10,830cans) China-Hong Kong Four Japanese tried to import 10,830 cans of CFC-12 from China by marine containers. Instead, they made a false declaration of HFC-134a to the Customs authorities.
Japan 14 204 2002/2003 01Jul, 2002 CFC-12 6,030kg (each 250g x 24,120cans) Vietnam Two men tried to import 24,120 cans of CFC-12 from Vietnam by marine containers. Those cans were hidden behind the boxes that contained paints in the container. Instead, they made a false declaration of paints to the Customs.
Philippines 29 184 2004 01 May, 2003 CFC-12 and HCFC-22 2,076 disposable cylinders of 13.6 kg each China The physical examination of the contents of two container vans revealed boxes of CFC-12 concealed behind layers of HCFC-22 boxes. The first 2 layers were HCFC-22, while the rest were CFC-12. The shipment was forfeited in favour of the Government. In accord with the tariff and customs code of the Philippines, the forfeited shipment should be sold at auction. Only registered importers will be allowed to participate in the auction, and any ODS they purchase will be deducted from their quota allocation. The importer was fined 50,000 pesos and suffered revocation of certificate of registration and permit to import.
Philippines 29 185 2004 01 May, 2003 CFC-12 and HCFC-22 454 cylinders of 13.6 kg each China Using Neutron refrigerant identifier, the shipment was tested and found to be 30.7% HFC-134a, 9.9% CFC-12, 48.3% HCFC-22, and 11.1% hydrocarbon, instead of pure HFC-134a, as declared. If computed by percentage weight, CFC-12 amounted to 539 kilograms.
Philippines 16 205 2003 01 Aug, 2003 CFC-12 1,140 cylinders of 13.6 kg each China The shipment was apprehended by the Government of Philippines after which the investigation revealed that the importer applied for a license to import HFC-134a but instead illegally imported CFC-12. The shipment was packed and labelled as HFC-134a but with no brand name and no indication of where the substances had been manufactured. The Government of China has been requested by Philippines to investigate the supplier/exporter of the illegal CFCs.
Sri Lanka 30 186 2004 01 Jan, 2003 CFC-12 26 cylinders of R-502 (mixtures of CFC and HCFC) Not provided These cylinders were detained by customs authorities.
Sri Lanka 30 187 2004 01 Apr, 2003 CFC-12 200 cylinders of CFC-12 mislabelled as HFC-134a China Investigation revealed that a Chinese company named “Ningbo Free Zone, Sino- Resource, Import and Export Company Limited” manufactured the illegal consignment. The company claimed that it mistakenly filled the HFC-134a cylinders with CFC 12. The importer was fined. The consignment was forfeited and sold at auction to “Koolair Limited”, a company with a valid quota to import ODS. The purchased amount was deducted from Koolair’s quota.
Sri Lanka 30 188 2004 01 May,2003 CFC-12 1 cylinder of CFC-12 and 3 cylinders of R-502 (mixture of CFC & HCFC) and 8 cylinders of CFC-11 Not provided The cylinders were detained by the customs authorities.
Sri Lanka 30 189 2004 01May, 2004 CFC-12 Refrigerated container working with CFC-12 Not provided This was directed for retrofitting.
Thailand 31 190 2004 01 May, 2003 CFC-12 680 kg of CFC-12 “Refron” India Custom officers were alerted by an informer.
Thailand 31 191 2004 01 Jun, 2003 CFC-12 653 kg of CFC-12 “Refron” Not provided
Thailand 31 192 2004 01 Jun, 2003 CFC-12 454 kg of CFC-12 “Refron” India Seized by a special Khong River division during transport across the river from the Lao People’s Republic to Thailand. Prosecution of the case has not yet begun.
Thailand 31 193 2004 01Jun, 2003 CFC-12 2,978.7 kg of CFC-12 “Refron” India
Thailand 31 194 2004 01Jul, 2003 CFC-12 952 kg of CFC-12 “Refron” India Smuggling took place from the Lao People’s Republic to Thailand by crossing the Khong River and then transport by pickup truck.
Thailand 31 195 2004 01 Jul, 2003 CFC-12 680 kg of CFC-12 “Refron” Not provided
Thailand 31 196 2004 01 Jul, 2003 CFC-12 4,923.2 kg of CFC-12 “Refron” India
Singapore 17 206 2003 01 Aug, 2001 CFC-12 80 cylinders of 13.6 kg each Not provided A company was apprehended and fined for ODS imports without license under the Environment Pollution control Act.