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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

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.

At a glance

Focal points:

  • Sra. Leydy María Suárez Orozco NFP FPLS
    Coordinadora Nacional, Unidad Técnica Ozono
    Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible

Status of Ratification:

Vienna Convention 1990-07-16 Ac
Montreal Protocol 1993-12-06 Ac
London Amendment 1993-12-06 Ac
Copenhagen Amendment 1997-08-05 At
Montreal Amendment 2003-06-16 Ac
Beijing Amendment 2006-09-15 Ac
Kigali Amendment 2021-02-25 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: 2021-04-28
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Submitted Legislation or Regulations:

Research, development, public awareness and exchange of information (Article 9)

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.

Click here for an overview of reports submitted 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
Colombia 30 Oct, 2020 HCFC-22 2,720 kg (200 cylinders) Not known On 30 October 2020, the Fiscal and Customs Police detected an attempt of illegal import of 200 cylinders of refrigerant on the road designated “corredor portuario/port corridor” in Barranquilla in the department of the Atlantic. The inspection resulted into the seizure of 200 cylinders of 30 Lbs of HCFC-22 refrigerant. The driver did not have any shipment papers or import license. The refrigerant was seized.
Colombia 29 Feb, 2020 HFC-134a 52.36 Kg (340g x 154 cans) Not known The inspection of a delivery van resulted in the seizure of 154 cans of 340 g of HFC-134a found during the roadside inspection by the Fiscal and Customs Police. It took place on the road of the municipality La Paz in Valledupar. Goods were seized.
Colombia 15 Jan, 2021 HCFC-141b based polyol 18.740 kg From Panama to Colombia The National Ozone Unit got notified of a possible violation of customs regime for illegal importation of substances controlled by the Montreal Protocol (Polyol). A company imported the substances, which require an import license. The goods were misdeclared with a wrong HS code 39095000 in the declaration. The National Directorate of Taxes and Customs investigated the case, and is currently following the legal procedures.
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 Colombia 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$39,997,148
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 Colombia in the amount of US$39,997,148 to date 2021-03-12. As at 2019-12-31, US$36,459,572 had been disbursed to Colombia. For more information please refer to the Multilateral Fund website.