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|
|Congo||2020||HCFC-22||273kg||from China to Congo||Import without a license. Regulation 003 of 21 April 1991 on the protection of the environment stipulates in article 57 "import, production, trade and consumption of hazardous, potentially toxic, chemical substances are subject to the authorization by the Ministry of Environment. Order 2057/MIME regulating imports of ODS and equipment containing them provides in its article 3 that: “The import, export and re-export of ODS and equipment containing them are subject to authorization by the Ministry responsible for trade on the advice of its environment counterpart'.||The subtances had been seized by the Port Customs officers who found that the importer did not have the license of the Ministry of Trade. The Customs services contacted the Directors of Environment and Trade in the region, who in turn contacted the National Ozone Office. It was therefore concluded that the importer had to pay a fine set by law and then regularize his situation, before getting back his product. Since the importer had not appeared for two years, the 21 cylinders of 13 kg each had been auctioned off to refrigeration specialists. Awareness campaigns and training of Customs officers undertaken by the NOO for more than three years mean that no controlled substance and equipment containing them can enter the Congo without an import license.|
The Multilateral Fund: US$2,438,188The 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 Congo in the amount of US$2,438,188 as of 2023-06-30. This includes the funding for current ongoing projects (including agency fees):
|Title||Implementing agency||Approved funding ($US)|
|HFC phase-down related projects||UNEP||57,630|
|HFC phase-down related projects||UNIDO||127,330|
|HCFC phase-out management plan (HPMP)||UNEP||84,750|
As at 2021-12-31, US$2,077,284 had been disbursed.
This information is provided by Multilateral Fund Secretariat. For more information please refer to the Multilateral Fund website