|Substance:||Methyl Bromide (MB)|
* Minus available stocks
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.
|Year of submission:||1991 1996 20092019|
Parties are encouraged to develop or consider further improvements in national and/or regional strategies relating to venting, leakage or emission of ozone-depleting substances and the management of banks including measures to combat illegal trade. Parties are invited to submit their strategies and subsequent updates purpose of sharing information and experiences.
|Year of submission:||2011|
The Ozone Secretariat maintains a list of those parties that have indicated they do not want to receive products and equipment containing or relying on HCFC.
|Year of submission:||2016|
Parties report periodically on the reclamation facilities and their capacities available in their countries.
|Party||Report Date||Facility Name||Address||Reclaimed Substances||Capacity||Remarks|
|Australia||1998-10-26||Refrigerant Reclaim Australia Ltd.||ODSs||Recovers, reclaims and destroys ODSs|
|Australia||1996-06-12||Pacific Chemical Industries||CFC-11, CFC-12 and HCFC-22||48 tons/yr||(Closed end of 1995)|
|Australia||1996-06-12||DASCEM Halon Bank||Halons||While not reclamation, stores cylinders of Halon after decommissioning|
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|
|Australia||12 July, 2022||HFC-134a||48kg||Bulk HFC-134a in non-refillable cylinders detected at border. Importer was found to be unlicensed.||Cylinders seized and the importer issued a seizure notice.|
|Australia||27 May, 2022||HFC-134a||4.1 kg||from United States to Australia||Bulk HFC-134a in non-refillable cylinders detected at border. Importer was found to be unlicensed.||Cylinders seized and the importer issued a seizure notice.||Refrigerant destroyed|
|Australia||17 March, 2022||HFC-134a||32kg||From United States of America to Australia||Equipment containing HFC-134a detected at border. Importer was unlicensed.||Equipment seized and the importer issued a seizure notice.|
|Australia||19 Apr, 2022||HFC-134a||1.4 kg||from United States to Australia||Bulk HFC-134a in non-refillable cylinders detected at border. Importer was found to be unlicensed.||Cylinders seized and the importer issued a seizure notice.||Refrigerant destroyed|
|Australia||7 June, 2021||R-404A and HFC-134a||29.35kg of R-404A and 0.15kg of HFC-134a||from China to Australia||The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment received an allegation that a Chinese supplier is providing fraudulent declarations that the SGG equipment they supply does not contain refrigerant. Import monitoring detected a company importing SGG equipment from the Chinese supplier without a license.||Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (SGG) equipment valued at AUD$218,613 seized at border following confirmation equipment contained HFC-404a and HFC-134a and the importer was unlicensed. Importer issued formal warning.|
|Australia||05 Jul, 2022||HFC-134a||4.1 kg||from United States to Australia||Bulk HFC-134a in non-refillable cylinders detected at border. Importer was found to be unlicensed.||Cylinders seized and the importer issued a seizure notice.||Refrigerant destroyed|
|Australia||05 Apr, 2022||HFC-134a||0.34 kg||from United States to Australia||Bulk HFC-134a in non-refillable cylinders detected at border. Importer was found to be unlicensed.||Cylinders seized and the importer issued a seizure notice.||Refrigerant destroyed|
|Australia||18 Dec, 2018 and 21 Feb, 2019||HFC-227ea||4,000 kg and 1,000 kg||from China to Australia||Allegation received about company importing HFC-227ea without a licence or quota. Investigation identified company importing HFC-227ea without a licence.||5 Cylinders of HFC-227ea seized. Civil court proceedings taken against importer.||Refrigerant destroyed|
|Australia||2019||HCFC-22||571.2 kg||from Thailand to Australia||Import data monitoring detected a company importing bulk HCFC-22 without a licence.||Importer issued Infringement Notices||Refrigerant destroyed|
|Australia||01 Oct, 2016||HCFC-141b based polyol||80 drums||China||In June 2016, the Department of the Environment and Energy received information that a company was intending to import an HCFC-141b based polyol system without an import licence or import quota. The company was aware both were required to import polyol systems containing HCFC-141b. The Director of the company confirmed during a compliance site visit in August 2016 to the company’s premises that the company was in the process of importing HCFC-141b polyol based systems. The company was informed again, that an import licence and import quota for HCFC was required, and that all import quota for HCFC had been allocated. In October 2016, the Australian Border Force intercepted a consignment of 80 drums of HCFC-141b based polyol imported by that company that had landed in Sydney, and held those drums in a bonded warehouse while the Department of the Environment and Energy took compliance action.||The action taken was for the importer to be required to return the polyol to the place of import. The importer agreed and was granted an export licence for a single export to enable it to re-export the polyol to its source country. This occurred in December 2016. The company was not prosecuted for the illegal import however compliance costs to the company were significant including the export licence application fee, the costs of storage in a bonded warehouse for two months and business disruption. These are unrecoverable costs to the to the company, in addition to the lost costs of purchasing the polyol system.||Following the export of the polyol the company maintained contact with the Department of the Environment and Energy regarding obtaining an import licence for a HFC replacement or importing a non-scheduled alternative. They have been informed of the licensing program and quota requirements for the import of HFCs. HFC imports and phase down are monitored by the Department and the Department of Home Affairs.|