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|
|Micronesia (Federated States of)||30 Jan, 2019||HCFC-22 and R-404A||0.182 MT||China||A fishing vessel belonging to a foreign owned locally based fishing company docked in Kosrae state. Customs Officers from the state of Kosrae conducted an inspection and found that the vessel misdeclared number of cylinders of R-22 and R-404A.||Customs seized both supplies of HCFC-22 and R-404A when it was found that the company not only misdeclared actual quantities of cylinders for each refrigerant,but failed to secure an import permit for the ODS R-22. The volume of R-22 and R-404A totaled 0.183 MT and 0.698 MT respectively. The FSM NOU has issued a penalty of $25,000 against the company in accordance with FSM’s Ozone Depleting Substances regulations.||The seized HCFC-22 cylinders totaling 0.183 MT is currently in storage with Kosrae State Customs Office. The 64 cylinders of R-404A was eventually released back to the company after the company had paid penalties to Customs for misdeclaration of goods.|
|Micronesia (Federated States of)||08 Oct, 2015||CFC-12||45 Kg (180 canisters of 250g each)||Federated States of Micronesia/China||Dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC-12 falsely labelled as Tetrafluoroethane (HFC-134a)). 6 cases of canisters labelled as Arkane HCF-134a. Each case contained 30 canisters of 250g of CFC-12||Confiscated and stored by Federated States of Micronesia, Yap State Field Office|
The Multilateral Fund: US$1,021,834The 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 Micronesia (Federated States of) in the amount of US$1,021,834 as of 2021-03-12. This includes the funding for current ongoing projects (including agency fees):
|Title||Implementing agency||Approved funding ($US)|
|HFC phase-down related projects||UNEP||53,500|
|HCFC phase-out management plan (HPMP)||UNEP||294,054|
As at 2021-12-31, US$551,457 had been disbursed.
This information is provided by Multilateral Fund Secretariat. For more information please refer to the Multilateral Fund website