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Reported Data

ODS production

‘Production’ is calculated as the amount produced – amount destroyed – amount used as feedstock. It excludes amounts recycled and reused.
As a member of the European Union, consumption is reported in aggregated form, hence this party does not report its individual consumption.

Destruction of controlled substances

HCFC production

‘Production’ is calculated as the amount produced – amount destroyed – amount used as feedstock. It excludes amounts recycled and reused.
As a member of the European Union, consumption is reported in aggregated form, hence this party does not report its individual consumption.

HFC production

‘Production‘ is calculated as the amount produced – amount destroyed – amount used as feedstock. It excludes amounts recycled and reused.
As a member of the European Union, consumption is reported in aggregated form, hence this party does not report its individual consumption.

At a Glance

Focal points:

  • Mr. Wilmart Alain NFP
    Ozone Layer - Fluor Gases Senior Expert
    FPS Public Health, Food Chain Security and Environment, DG Environment (DG 5) - Climate Change Service

Status of Ratification:

Vienna Convention 1988-10-17 R
Montreal Protocol 1988-12-30 R
London Amendment 1993-10-05 R
Copenhagen Amendment 1997-08-07 R
Montreal Amendment 2004-08-11 R
Beijing Amendment 2006-04-06 R
Kigali Amendment 2018-06-04 R
  • Ac - Accession
  • R - Ratification
  • At - Acceptance
  • Ap - Approval
  • Sc - Succession
Establishment of ODS licensing system: Yes
Establishment of HFC licensing system: Yes
Date HFC Licensing System Reported: 2019-03-25

Reclamation facilities reported by the Parties (Decision VI/19(4))

Parties report periodically on the reclamation facilities and their capacities available in their countries.

Party Report Date Facility Name Address Reclaimed Substances Capacity Remarks
Belgium 1996-07-05 Indaver (destruction) Poldervlietweg, B-2030 Antwerpen 8000 tons/yr
Belgium 1996-07-05 Gasco (demande de license en cours) Assenedestraat 4, B-9940 Evergem - Ertvelde 730 tons/yr
Belgium 1996-07-05 Frigro (recycling) Drieslaan 17, B-8560 Moorsele - Wevelgem 16 tons/yr
Belgium 1996-07-05 Cogal (recycling) Europark Noord 49, B-9100 Sint-Niklaas 100 tons/yr
Click here for the list of facilities reported 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
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
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
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 Belgium 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