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Information reported by the Parties on illegal trade

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by United States of America pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision XIV/7

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
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.

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Micronesia (Federated States of) pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision XIV/7

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
30-01-2019 R-22 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 R-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 R-22 cylinders totaling 0.183 MT is currently in storage with Kosrae State Customs Office. The 64 cylinders of R404A was eventually released back to the company after the company had paid penalties to Customs for misdeclaration of goods.

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Burkina Faso pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision XIV/7

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
15-05-1029 R12 but trade as R134a, in a R134a cylinder 2 cylinder of 13.4kg Cote d'Ivoire (according to re-seller) The substances in the cylinder is marked as R134a, but after analyzing it, it appear to be R12 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

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Georgia pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision XIV/7

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
15-02-2018 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).
12-04-2018 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).
18-07-2018 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).
19-07-2018 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).
04-08-2018 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.
11-08-2018 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).
01-09-2018 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.
12-10-2018 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.
01-03-2004 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.16/7

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Bulgaria pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision XIV/7

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
29-04-2018 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 19th 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.
25-03-2018 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.
25-03-2018 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.
15-04-2018 R-134a & R-404a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg, 1 cylinder R-404a x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-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.
29-04-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-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.
08-12-2018 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.
17-12-2018 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.
16-12-2018 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.
13-06-2018 R-134a 40 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 40 cylinders containing R-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.
15-12-2018 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.
10-04-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-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.
05-06-2018 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.
10-06-2018 R-134a 7 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 7 cylinders containing R-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.
13-07-2018 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.
07-08-2018 R-404a & R-134a & R-410a 10 cylinders R-404a x 10.9 kg, 10 cylinders R-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 R-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.
03-06-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-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.
11-06-2018 R-134a & R-410a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg, 1 cylinder R-410a x 11.3 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-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.
09-07-2018 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.
09-11-2018 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.
27-07-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-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.
01-07-2018 R-134a 4 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing R-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.
15-08-2018 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.
06-09-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-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.
18-09-2018 R-404a & R-134a 6 cylinders R-404a x 9.8 kg, 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 6 cylinders containing R-404a and 2 cylinders containing R-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.
15-05-2018 R-22 & R-134a 6 cylinders R-22 x 13.6 kg, 4 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 6 cylinders containing R-22 and 4 cylinders containing R-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.
14-05-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-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.
13-05-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-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.
09-05-2019 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-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.
08-05-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-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.
05-05-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-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.
05-05-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-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.
05-05-2018 R-22 & R-404a 1 cylinder R-22 x 13.6 kg, 1 cylinder R-404a x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-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.
05-05-2018 R-134a 3 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 3 cylinders containing R-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.
27-04-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-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.
14-04-2018 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.
17-07-2018 R-134a 12 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 12 cylinders containing R-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.
25-06-2018 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.
20-06-2018 R-134a 15 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 15 cylinders containing R-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.
08-06-2018 R-134a 5 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 5 cylinders containing R-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.
19-08-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-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.
14-08-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-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.
10-08-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-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.
05-08-2018 R-134a 3 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 3 cylinders containing R-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.
02-08-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-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.
02-07-2018 R-134a 4 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing R-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.
01-07-2018 R-134a 10 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 10 cylinders containing R-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.
21-04-2018 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.
05-11-2018 R-134a 6 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 6 cylinders containing R-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.
08-11-2018 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.
13-05-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-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.
15-07-2018 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.
14-07-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-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.
29-08-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-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.
06-08-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-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.
30-08-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-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.
09-04-2018 R-404a & R-134a 4 cylinders R-404a x 10.9 kg, 4 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing R-404a and 4 cylinders containing R-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.
25-05-2018 R-134a 5 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 5 cylinders containing R-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.
05-05-2018 R-134a 4 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing R-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.
18-09-2018 R-134a 4 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing R-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.
27-05-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-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.
25-05-2018 R-134a 20 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 20 cylinders containing R-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.
25-05-2018 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.
19-05-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-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.
18-05-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-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.
18-05-2018 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.
04-12-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-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.
04-12-2018 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.
01-11-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-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.
05-07-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-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.
13-05-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-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.
25-07-2018 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.
24-07-2018 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.
24-07-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-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.
25-07-2018 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.
11-07-2018 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.
17-05-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-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.
24-05-2018 R-134a 50 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 50 cylinders containing R-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.
27-05-2018 R-134a 9 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 9 cylinders containing R-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.
03-07-2018 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.
09-08-2018 R-407c & R-134a 1 cylinder R-407c x 11.35 kg, 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-407c and 1 cylinder containing R-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.
12-08-2018 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.
20-06-2018 R-404a & R-134a 1 cylinder R-404a x 10.9 kg, 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Serbia An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404a and 1 cylinder containing R-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.
20-06-2018 R-134a 4 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Serbia An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing R-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.
28-06-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Serbia An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-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.
19-04-2018 R-134a 25 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey Information about an illegal import of 25 cylinders containing R-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.
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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.30/INF/5
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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.30/INF/5

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Armenia pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision XIV/7

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
18-05-2017 Carbon tetrachloride 400 cylinders CTC 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.31/INF/

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Australia pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision XIV/7

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
01-10-2016 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.31/INF/

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Paraguay pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision XIV/7

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
2015 R-22 30980,8 Kg. CHINA En una verificación rutinaria de cilindros de gases refrigerantes se encontraron 2278 cilindros de R-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.) Submission received October 24, 2018 from Ulises Lovera <ulovera@seam.gov.py>. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.31/INF/

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Argentina pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision XIV/7

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
21-12-2016 R 22 357 cylinders Upon a phone call received by one of the importers about an alert on illegal trade of R22 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.30/INF/5
08-05-2017 R 22 400 cylinders Upon a phone call received by one of the importers about an alert on illegal trade of R22 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.30/INF/5

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Namibia pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision XIV/7

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
25-02-2015 R22 3000kg (3 tanks) South Africa Confiscated refrigerants were kept until the following quota year to be sold to HCFC quota holders. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.30/INF/5
16-07-2015 R22 272kg (20 cyl 13.6kg) South Africa Confiscated refrigerants were kept until the following quota year to be sold to HCFC quota holders. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.30/INF/5
21-08-2015 R22 2040kg ( 150 cyl 13.6kg South Africa Confiscated refrigerants were kept until the following quota year to be sold to HCFC quota holders. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.30/INF/5
07-10-2015 R22 544kg (40 cyl 13.6 kg) South Africa Confiscated refrigerants were kept until the following quota year to be sold to HCFC quota holders. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.30/INF/5
31-12-1899 R22 27.2kg (2 cy l 13.6kg) South Africa Confiscated refrigerants were kept until the following quota year to be sold to HCFC quota holders. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.30/INF/5
30-11-2015 R22 95.2kg (7 cyl 13.6 kg) China Confiscated refrigerants were kept until the following quota year to be sold to HCFC quota holders. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.30/INF/5
06-12-2016 R22 108.8kg (8 cyl 13.6kg) South Africa Confiscated refrigerants were kept until the following quota year to be sold to HCFC quota holders. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.30/INF/5
2016 R22 2085kg (58 cyl 13.6kg) South Africa Confiscated refrigerants were kept until the following quota year to be sold to HCFC quota holders. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.30/INF/5
04-06-2017 R22 27.2kg (2cyl 13.6kg) South Africa Confiscated refrigerants were kept until the following quota year to be sold to HCFC quota holders. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.30/INF/5
01-08-2017 R22 149 .6 kg (11 cyl 13.6kg) South Africa Confiscated refrigerants were kept until the following quota year to be sold to HCFC quota holders. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.30/INF/5

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Netherlands pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision XIV/7

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.30/INF/5

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Croatia pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision XIV/7

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
08-12-2015 R-22, R-404, R-410a 1 cylinder, 1 cylinder, 2 cylinders 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.29/INF/5/Rev.1 - submission dated 21-Nov-16

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Spain pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision XIV/7

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
2016 R-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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.29/INF/5/Rev.1 - submission dated 09-Mar-17
2014-2015 R-422 and R-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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.29/INF/5/Rev.1 - submission dated 09-Mar-17
2013-2016 R-22 37 tonnes Illegal Trade of R-22 The investigation carried out by local authorities concluded that virgin R-22 was traded illegally thus breaching the ODS licensing system. 17 people were arrested and 37 tonnes of R22 seized. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.29/INF/5/Rev.1 - submission dated 09-Mar-17
2015 R-407 and R-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 R-22 and R-407. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.29/INF/5/Rev.1 - submission dated 09-Mar-17
2015 R-22 Customs authorities undertook 15 inspections in all the big establishments that already had equipment running with R-22. 17 arrests were carried out for different infringements of the regulatory management of the refrigeration equipment. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.29/INF/5/Rev.1 - submission dated 09-Mar-17
2015 R-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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.29/INF/5/Rev.1 - submission dated 09-Mar-17
2010-2011 R-12 R-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 R22, 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.29/INF/5/Rev.1 - submission dated 09-Mar-17
2013 R-12 R-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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.29/INF/5/Rev.1 - submission dated 09-Mar-17

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Turkmenistan pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision XIV/7

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
01-08-2014 R-22 & R-11 9 cylinders & (5 cylinders R-22; 4 cylinders R-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 R-22 with a total weight of 65kg and 4 (four) cylinders of R-11, with a total weight of 50kg. In accordance with the law of Turkmenistan, the import of R-11 is banned. The import of R-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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.29/INF/5/Rev.1 - submission dated 15-Dec-16
01-11-2014 R-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 R-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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.29/INF/5/Rev.1 - submission dated 15-Dec-16
01-04-2015 R-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 R-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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.29/INF/5/Rev.1 - submission dated 15-Dec-16

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Uzbekistan pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision XIV/7

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
19-02-2015 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.29/INF/5/Rev.1 - submission dated 25-Nov-16
25-02-2015 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.29/INF/5/Rev.1 - submission dated 25-Nov-16
01-02-2015 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.29/INF/5/Rev.1 - submission dated 25-Nov-16
24-04-2015 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.29/INF/5/Rev.1 - submission dated 25-Nov-16
04-08-2015 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.29/INF/5/Rev.1 - submission dated 25-Nov-16
04-08-2015 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.29/INF/5/Rev.1 - submission dated 25-Nov-16
29-08-2015 HCFC 22 10162,0 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 recognized 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.29/INF/5/Rev.1 - submission dated 25-Nov-16

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Czech Republic pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision XIV/7

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
01-11-2002 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.16/7
01-11-2002 HCFC-22 13.6 kg Czech Republic Illegal storage and export of air-conditioning units containing ODS. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.16/7
01-05-2003 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.16/7

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Japan pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision XIV/7

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
01-07-2001 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.16/7
01-10-2002 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.16/7

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Philippines pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision XIV/7

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
01-05-2003 CFC-12 & 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.16/7
01-05-2003 CFC-12 & 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.16/7

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Sri Lanka pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision XIV/7

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
01-01-2003 CFC-12 26 cylinders of R 502 (mixtures of CFC and HCFC) Not provided These cylinders were detained by customs authorities. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.16/7
01-04-2003 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.16/7
01-05-2003 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.16/7
01-05-2004 CFC-12 Refrigerated container working with CFC-12 Not provided This was directed for retrofitting. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.16/7

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Thailand pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision XIV/7

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
01-05-2003 CFC-12 680 kg of CFC-12 “Refron” India Custom officers were alerted by an informer. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.16/7
01-06-2003 CFC-12 653 kg of CFC-12 “Refron” Not provided Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.16/7
01-06-2003 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.16/7
01-06-2003 CFC-12 2,978.7 kg of CFC-12 “Refron” India Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.16/7
01-07-2003 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.16/7
01-07-2003 CFC-12 680 kg of CFC-12 “Refron” Not provided Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.16/7
01-07-2003 CFC-12 4,923.2 kg of CFC-12 “Refron” India Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.16/7

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Micronesia (Federated States of) and Kenya

Party Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
Micronesia (Federated States of) 08-10-2015 Dichlorodifluoromethane (R-12) 45 Kg (180 canisters of 250g each) Federated States of Micronesia/China Dichlorodifluoromethane (R-12 falsely labelled as Tetrafluoroethane (R-134A). 6 cases of canisters labelled as Arkane R-134A. Each case contained 30 canisters of 250g of R-12 Confiscated and stored by Federated States of Micronesia, Yap State Field Office UNEP/OzL.Pro.28/INF/5
Kenya 02-05-2012 R404A, R410A 30 Cylinders, 27 Cylinders Kenya/UAE Contaminated Reshipment at the cost of the importing company and revocation of the ODS import license UNEP/OzL.Pro.28/INF/5
Kenya 08-12-2012 R22, R134a, R404A 30 Cylinders, 30 Cylinders, 40 Cylinders Kenya/UAE R134a had banned R12 while R404A had 25% of the banned R12 Reshipment order and License application request was rejected UNEP/OzL.Pro.28/INF/5
Kenya 01-04-2014 R22, R134a, R404A, R407C, R410A 9,534Kg, 10,880Kg, 4,360Kg, 678Kg, 3,390Kg 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 UNEP/OzL.Pro.28/INF/5

Information on illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances reported by Uzbekistan

Party Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
Uzbekistan 28-01-2010 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 Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.22/INF/4
Uzbekistan 08-05-2010 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 Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.22/INF/4
Uzbekistan 10-06-2010 HCFCs 2 refrigerators and 2 items of air-conditioning equipment containing R600 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 Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.22/INF/4
Uzbekistan 06-07-2010 HCFCs 20 kg of HCFC-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 Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.22/INF/4
Uzbekistan 24-07-2010 HCFCs 60 litres in 5 cylinders India 60 litres of HCFC-22 and R-406 refrigerants found in the passenger compartment of a car. Goods confiscated and smuggler fined $25 by a court Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.22/INF/4

Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5

Party Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
Belgium 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5
Bulgaria 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5
Cyprus 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5
Cyprus 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5
Denmark 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5
Denmark 2007 CFC-12 Unknown Customs authorities stopped a container whose contents included one refrigerator. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5
Estonia 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5
Estonia 2007 Halon 2402 200 kg The ship MS Pakri was exported to Russia with halons on board. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5
European Union 2007 EU Member States Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5
France 2007 Halon 1211 , 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5
France 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5
France 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5
Greece 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5
Ireland 2007 CFC-12, HCFC-22 504 kg, 1,306 kg 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5
Italy 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5
Netherlands 2007 carbon tetrachloride, CFC-113 3 kg, 8 kg 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5
Netherlands 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5
Poland 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5

Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3

Party Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
Armenia 01-05-2007 Waste mixture of 15% R-134a mixed with 85% other refrigerants (CFC, HCFC) 1 cylinder mislabelled as R-134a United Arab Emirates Mislabelling of waste mixture as virgin R-134a was detected when testing cylinders during customs training Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3
Belgium 1 January to 31 December 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3
Cyprus 1 January to 31 December 2005 HCFC-22 680 kg Israel A delivery of R-408 (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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3
Denmark 1 January to 31 December 2005 CFC-12 Unknown 8 companies were stopped in their attempt to export illegally refrigerators containing R12 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3
Estonia 1 January to 31 December 2005 HCFC 68 kg Russia Illegal export to a Russian ship. The company was fined. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3
European Union 1 January to 31 December 2005 Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3
France 1 January to 31 December 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3
Germany 1 January to 31 December 2005 Halon-1301 0.1 kg Import without license Sale was banned. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3
Italy 1 January to 31 December 2005 Unknown Unknown In two cases the gross weight of the goods did not correspond to that declared. Sanction enforcement under Italian law. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3
Kyrgyzstan November 2007 December 2007 Halon-1211, , , CFC-12 1,440 kg (ODP), , , 27 refrigerators 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3
Mexico 01-09-2003 CFC-12 1,717 kg Mexico In September 2003 a delivery of R-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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3
Poland 1 January to 31 December 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3
Seychelles 2007 R-12 (refrigerators) 14 kg United Arab Emirates A consignment of 10 refrigerators and 4 chest freezers with labels of R-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 R-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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3
Seychelles 2007 R-11, R-12 (refrigerators) 88 kg China A consignment of 88 refrigerators and chillers with R-11 and R-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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3
Seychelles 2007 R-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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3
Spain 1 January to 31 December 2005 HCFC-22 Unknown One case of illegal import of equipment with HCFC-22 foam. Unknown Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3

Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.18/INF/6

Party Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
Argentina 01-03-2006 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.18/INF/6

Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.15/Inf.6

Party Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken Remarks
Japan 01-05-2001 CFC-12 5400kg , (each 250g x 21,600cans) 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.15/Inf.6
Japan 01-07-2001 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.15/Inf.6
Japan 01-07-2001 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-124a to the Customs authorities. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.15/Inf.6
Japan 01-07-2001 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-1345a to the Customs authorities. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.15/Inf.6
Japan 01-03-2002 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.15/Inf.6
Japan 01-06-2002 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.15/Inf.6
Japan 01-06-2002 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.15/Inf.6
Japan 01-07-2002 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.15/Inf.6
Philippines 01-05-2003 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.15/Inf.6
Singapore 01-08-2001 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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.15/Inf.6