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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.

Destruction of controlled substances

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.

HFC consumption

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

HFC 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:

  • Ms. Chen Haijun NFP FPLS
    Director
    Division of Ecological and Environmental Conventions, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE)

Status of Ratification:

Vienna Convention 1989-09-11 Ac
Montreal Protocol 1991-06-14 Ac
London Amendment 1991-06-14 Ac
Copenhagen Amendment 2003-04-22 Ac
Montreal Amendment 2010-05-19 At
Beijing Amendment 2010-05-19 At
Kigali Amendment 2021-06-17 At
  • Ac - Accession
  • R - Ratification
  • At - Acceptance
  • Ap - Approval
  • Sc - Succession
Declarations and notes
Establishment of ODS licensing system: Yes
Establishment of HFC licensing system: Yes
Date HFC Licensing System Reported: 2021-12-15
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Approved essential uses

Approved amounts for essential use exemptions: The Parties may decide from time to time to allow essential uses of controlled substances after product... Read more

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.

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
China 28 Feb, 2023 HCFC-22 2,706.4kg From China to Iraq To avoid customs inspection and control, the exporter intentionally concealed and attempted to smuggle refrigerant HCFC-22. This was identified during on-site inspection by the Chinese customs. The goods involved were detained and confiscated. The confiscated controlled substances have been auctioned according to legal procedures.
China Nov 2019 HCFC-22 1,500 kg from China to Uzbekistan In November 2019, Yiwu Shixiao Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd. exported 1,500kg of HCFC-22 concealed in a batch of small commodities (sponge mats) without obtaining an export license. After customs inspection, it was found that the above-mentioned goods involved in the case were suspected of smuggling with concealed name. The case was handed over to the customs anti-smuggling department for filing and investigation. The goods involved in the case were intercepted. According to Customs Law of the People's Republic of China, Regulations of The People's Republic of China on the Implementation of Customs Administrative Penalties and other existing laws and regulations, exporting goods that are restricted from export by the country by concealing its name has constituted smuggling. The company involved in the case was fined CNY 700, and the substances involved in the case were confiscated (case was closed in February 2020).
China 18 Mar, 2021 HCFC-22, HCFC-141b 4,520kg from China to the Philippines An attempt to export of a batch of goods was stopped by the customs. Some of the goods were not declared to the customs, including ozone depleting substances HCFC-22 and HCFC-141b. The Chinese customs carried out on-site inspection and issued administrative penalties. Export of the goods was denied, and an administrative fine of CNY 2845 was imposed.
China Sept 2021 HCFC-22 149.6 kg from China to Kazakhstan In September 2021, Deyouju Trading Company Co.,Ltd in Tacheng City exported 149.6kg HCFC-22 directly without obtaining an export license. After customs inspection, the above-mentioned goods were found to be undeclared. The goods were intercepted by Urumqi customs and then handed over to the customs anti-smuggling department for filing and investigation. According to Customs Law of the People's Republic of China, Regulations of The People's Republic of China on the Implementation of Customs Administrative Penalties and other existing laws and regulations, the company involved in the case was imposed an administrative fine of CNY 900 for its violation of inaccurate declaration of names and quantities of exporting products, which affects the country’s licenses management (case was closed in September 2021).
China 29 May, 2021 HCFC-22 149.6kg from China to Lao People's Democratic Republic An attempt to export of a batch of goods by vehicle transport was stopped by the customs. Some of the goods were not declared to customs, including ozone depleting substance HCFC-22. The Chinese customs carried out on-site inspection and issued administrative penalties. Export of the goods was denied, and an administrative fine of CNY 1644 was
China 26 April, 2023 HFC-134a 3,000kg From China to Nigeria The goods attempted to be exported were not declared to the customs, including the controlled substance HFC-134a. This was identified during on-site inspection by the Chinese customs. The Chinese customs issued administrative penalties. Export of the goods was denied, and an administrative fine was imposed according to the law. Controlled substances were returned to enterprises in the end.
China 17 April, 2023 HFC-134a; R-404A 5,130kg of HFC-134a and 4,060kg of R-404A From China to Malta The goods attempted to be exported were not declared to the customs, including 5,130 kg of HFC-134a and 4,060 kg of R-404A. This was identified during on-site inspection by the Chinese customs. The Chinese customs issued administrative penalties. Export of the goods was denied, and an administrative fine was imposed according to the law. Controlled substances were returned to enterprises in the end.
China 27 Apr, 2022 HCFC-22 3,160kg From China to Indonesia An attempt to export of a batch of goods was stopped by the customs. Some of the goods were not declared to the customs, including ozone depleting substance HCFC-22. The Chinese customs carried out on-site inspection and issued administrative penalties. Export of the goods was denied, and an administrative fine of CNY 3000 was imposed.
China 23 April, 2023 HFC-134a 9,050kg From China to Ghana The goods attempted to be exported were not declared to the customs, including the controlled substances HFC-134a. This was identified during on-site inspection by the Chinese customs. The Chinese customs issued administrative penalties. Export of the goods was denied, and an administrative fine was imposed according to the law. Controlled substances were returned to enterprises in the end.
China 24 May, 2022 HCFC-141b 680kg from China to Myanmar An attempt to export of a batch of goods was stopped by the customs. Some of the goods were not declared to the customs, including ozone depleting substance HCFC-141b. The Chinese customs carried out on-site inspection and issued administrative penalties. Export of the goods was denied, and an administrative fine of CNY 900 was imposed.
China 16 Jun, 2022 HCFC-22 1,120kg from China to Malaysia Some of the goods attempted to be exported were not declared to the customs, including ozone depleting substance HCFC-22. The Chinese customs carried out on-site inspection and issued administrative penalties. Export of the goods was denied, and an administrative fine of CNY 5,000 was imposed.
China 16 June, 2023 HCFC-141b 2,050kg From China to Thailand The goods attempted to be exported were not declared to the customs, including the controlled substances HCFC-141b. This was identified during on-site inspection by the Chinese customs. The Chinese customs issued administrative penalties. Export of the goods was denied, and an administrative fine was imposed according to the law. Controlled substances were returned to enterprises in the end.
China 13 May, 2022 HCFC-22 3,000kg from China to Indonesia Some of the goods attempted to be exported were not declared to the customs, including ozone depleting substance HCFC-22. The Chinese customs carried out on-site inspection and issued administrative penalties. Export of the goods was denied, and an administrative fine of CNY 9,000 was imposed.
China 18 July, 2023 R-404A 110kg From China to the Republic of Korea The goods attempted to be exported were not declared to the customs, including the controlled substances R-404A. This was identified during on-site inspection by the Chinese customs. The Chinese customs issued administrative penalties. Export of the goods was denied, and an administrative fine was imposed according to the law. Controlled substances were returned to enterprises in the end.
China 3 August, 2023 HFC-134a 4,300kg From China to the United Arab Emirates The goods attempted to be exported were not declared to the customs, including the controlled substances HFC-134a. This was identified during on-site inspection by the Chinese customs. The Chinese customs issued administrative penalties. Export of the goods was denied, and an administrative fine was imposed according to the law. Controlled substances were returned to enterprises in the end.
China 22 Jul, 2022 HCFC-142b 2,190kg from China to the Nigeria Some of the goods attempted to be exported were not declared to the customs, including ozone depleting substance HCFC-141b. The Chinese customs carried out on-site inspection and issued administrative penalties. Export of the goods was denied, and an administrative fine of CNY 3000 was imposed.
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 China 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$1,512,919,520

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 China in the amount of US$1,512,919,520 as of 2023-12-19. This includes the funding for current ongoing projects (including agency fees):

Title Implementing agency Approved funding ($US)
HCFC phase-out management plan (HPMP) Austria 391,833
HCFC phase-out management plan (HPMP) Germany 1,889,999
HCFC phase-out management plan (HPMP) IBRD 11,841,703
HCFC phase-out management plan (HPMP) Italy 1,000,000
HCFC phase-out management plan (HPMP) Japan 361,600
HCFC phase-out management plan (HPMP) UNDP 47,717,479
HCFC phase-out management plan (HPMP) UNEP 13,119,927
HCFC phase-out management plan (HPMP) UNIDO 47,316,565
Total 123,639,106

As at 2022-12-31, US$1,419,026,276 had been disbursed.

This information is provided by Multilateral Fund Secretariat. For more information please refer to the Multilateral Fund website