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Reported Data

ODS consumption

‘Consumption‘ is calculated as Production (if any) + imports - exports.

ODS production

‘Production’ is calculated as the amount produced – amount destroyed – amount used as feedstock. It excludes amounts recycled and reused.

Import/export of recovered/recycled/reclaimed substances

HCFC consumption

‘Consumption’ is calculated as production + imports – exports.

HCFC production

‘Production’ is calculated as the amount produced – amount destroyed – amount used as feedstock. It excludes amounts recycled and reused.

At a Glance

Focal points:

  • Sra. María Antonella Parodi NFP
    Secretario de Embajada y Consul
    Dirección de Asuntos Ambientales - DIGMA, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto
  • Dr. Laura Berón FPLS
    Coordinadora
    Oficina Programa Ozono,Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable

Status of Ratification:

Vienna Convention 1990-01-18 R
Montreal Protocol 1990-09-18 R
London Amendment 1992-12-04 R
Copenhagen Amendment 1995-04-20 Ac
Montreal Amendment 2001-02-15 R
Beijing Amendment 2006-08-28 R
Kigali Amendment
  • Ac - Accession
  • R - Ratification
  • At - Acceptance
  • Ap - Approval
  • Sc - Succession
Declarations and notes
Establishment of ODS licensing system: Yes
Establishment of HFC licensing system: No

Current approved exemptions

Category: Critical
Year: 2019
Decision: XXX/9
Substance: Methyl Bromide (MB)
Quantity: 41.31 tonnes

* Minus available stocks

Approved critical uses

Approved amounts for critical use exemptions: The Parties may decide from time to time to allow critical essential uses of methyl bromide as requested... Read more

Amounts consumed for laboratory and analytical uses

Laboratory and analytical uses: The parties have decided on a global exemption until 31 December 2021 concerning certain ozone depleting substances fo... Read more
Quarantine and pre-shipment uses: methyl bromide for quarantine and pre-shipment (QPS) applications is used to control pests and pathogens in certain imported and exported commodities, and QPS uses are not included in the calculated levels of consumption and production.

Research, development, public awareness and exchange of information (Article 9)

Several countries have reported every two years on activities undertaken by them with respect to promotion of research, development and exchange of information on best technologies, possible alternatives to controlled substances and costs and benefits of relevant control strategies and promoting public awareness.

Click here for an overview of reports submitted by all parties.

Information reported by the Parties on illegal trade (Decision XIV/7 (7))

Parties are invited to report to the Ozone Secretariat fully proved cases of illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances.

Party Seizure Date Year Substances Traded Volume Importing Exporting Country Illegal Trade Details Action Taken Remarks
Argentina 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
Argentina 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
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
Click here for reports submitted to date by all parties.
The Vienna Convention provides for that parties shall co-operate in conducting research and systematic observations and in formulating recommendations for future research and observation in areas related to the ozone layer. To this end the Ozone Research Managers meet every three years to review national and international research and monitoring activities to ensure coordination and identify gaps.
Reports submitted by Argentina to the Ozone Research Managers meetings to date are available below:
To view reports submitted by all Parties to the Ozone Research Managers meetings to date, click here
The Multilateral Fund:
US$86,176,425
The Multilateral Fund is the financial mechanism of the Montreal Protocol and provides financial and technical assistance to Article 5 (developing) countries to enable their compliance with the Protocol’s control measures. The Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund has approved funding to Argentina in the amount of US$86,176,425 to date 2019-05-31. As at 2017-12-31, US$80,428,199 had been disbursed to Argentina. For more information please refer to the Multilateral Fund website.