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Reported data

ODS consumption

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

HCFC consumption

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

HFC consumption

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

At a glance

Focal points:

  • M. Lucien Ekou NFP FPLS
    Administrateur des SAF et Coordonnateur National du Bureau Ozone et Point Focal National
    Direction Générale de l'Environnement, Ministère de l'Environnement, du Developpement Durable et du Basin du Congo

Status of Ratification:

Vienna Convention 1994-11-16 Ac
Montreal Protocol 1994-11-16 Ac
London Amendment 1994-11-16 R
Copenhagen Amendment 2001-10-19 Ac
Montreal Amendment 2001-10-19 Ac
Beijing Amendment 2001-10-19 Ac
Kigali Amendment 2022-06-16 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: 2023-10-26
Click here to view status of HFC licensing systems for 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
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.
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The Multilateral Fund: US$2,529,770

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 Congo in the amount of US$2,529,770 as of 2023-12-19. This includes the funding for current ongoing projects (including agency fees):

Title Implementing agency Approved funding ($US)
HFC phase-down related projects UNEP 73,168
HFC phase-down related projects UNIDO 203,888
HCFC phase-out management plan (HPMP) UNEP 84,750
Total 361,806

As at 2022-12-31, US$2,184,922 had been disbursed.

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