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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.

At a Glance

Focal points:

  • Mr. Noe Megrelishvili NFP FPLS
    Head of National Ozone Unit
    Service of Air Protection, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection
  • Mr. Nino Tkhilava NFP
    Head of Environmental Policy and International Relations Department
    Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection

Status of Ratification:

Vienna Convention 1996-03-21 Ac
Montreal Protocol 1996-03-21 Ac
London Amendment 2000-07-12 Ac
Copenhagen Amendment 2000-07-12 Ac
Montreal Amendment 2000-07-12 Ac
Beijing Amendment 2011-04-08 Ac
Kigali Amendment
  • Ac - Accession
  • R - Ratification
  • At - Acceptance
  • Ap - Approval
  • Sc - Succession
Establishment of ODS licensing system: Yes
Establishment of HFC licensing system: No

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
Georgia 15-02-2018 HCFC-22 13.6 kg HCFC-22 (1 cylinder) Shipment by road from Azerbaijan through the Customs Clearance Zone “Tsiteli Khidi”   On 15 February 2018, Georgia Customs Service detected an attempt of illegal import of one non-refillable refrigerant cylinder in the Customs Clearance Zone “Tsiteli Khidi” at the border between Azerbaijan and Georgia. The inspection of a passenger car took place as part of the Customs Risk Management Framework and resulted into the seizure of one cylinder containing 13,6 kg of HCFC-22 refrigerant. The driver did not have any shipment papers or import license. Analysis of the contents of the refrigerant cylinder with a refrigerant identifier (model RI-2002PA) confirmed that it contained HCFC-22. The cylinder was placed in the storage of a service agency of the Ministry of Finance. An administrative procedure and a court case were initiated. The driver had to pay a fine of about 270 GEL (approx. USD 90).
Georgia 12-04-2018 HCFC-22 68 kg HCFC-22 (5 cylinders) Shipment by road from Turkey through the Customs Clearance Zone “Batumi”   On 12 April 2018, Georgia Customs Service detected an attempt of illegal import of five non-refillable refrigerant cylinders in the Customs Clearance Zone “Batumi” at the border between Turkey and Georgia. The inspection of a truck took place as part of the Customs Risk Management Framework and resulted into the seizure of five cylinders containing 13.6 kg of HCFC-22 refrigerant. The driver did not have any shipment papers or import license. Analysis of the contents of the refrigerant cylinders with a refrigerant identifier (model RI-2002PA) confirmed that it contained HCFC-22. The cylinders were placed in the storage of a service agency of the Ministry of Finance. An administrative procedure and a court case were initiated. The driver had to pay a fine of about 1360 GEL (approx. 450 Euros).
Georgia 18-07-2018 CTC 1.6 kg CTC (1 cylinder) Shipment by air from Russia through the Customs Clearance Zone “Tbilisi Airport”   On 18 July 2018, Georgia Customs Service detected an attempt of illegal import of one glass jar of 1.6 kg of carbon tetrachloride (CTC) in the Customs Clearance Zone “Tbilisi Airport”. The shipment arrived from Russia and the shipment papers were inspected as part of the Customs Risk Management Framework. The shipment papers indicated carbon tetrachloride and the jar was labeled accordingly. However, the import of carbon tetrachloride into Georgia is banned and thus there was no import license. The seized jar was stored at the Customs Department. An administrative procedure and court case were initiated. The owner had to pay a fine of 48 GEL (approx. 16 Euros).
Georgia 19-07-2018 HCFC-22 13.6 kg HCFC-22 (1 cylinder) Shipment by air from Russia through the Customs Clearance Zone “Tbilisi Airport”   On 19 July 2018, Georgia Customs Service detected an attempt of illegal import of one non-refillable refrigerant cylinder in the Customs Clearance Zone “Tsiteli Khidi” at the border between Azerbaijan and Georgia. The inspection of a passenger car took place as part of the Customs Risk Management Framework and resulted into the seizure of one cylinder containing 13,6 kg of HCFC-22 refrigerant. The driver did not have any shipment papers or import license. Analysis of the contents of the refrigerant cylinder with a refrigerant identifier (model RI-2002PA) confirmed that it contained HCFC-22. The cylinder was placed in the storage of a service agency of the Ministry of Finance. An administrative procedure and court case were initiated. The driver had to pay a fine of about 270 GEL (approx. USD 90).
Georgia 04-08-2018 HCFC-22 13.6 kg HCFC-22 (1 cylinder) Shipment by road from Azerbaijan through the Customs Clearance Zone “Tsiteli Khidi”   On 4 August 2018, Georgia Customs Service detected an attempt of illegal import of one non-refillable refrigerant cylinder in the Customs Clearance Zone “Tsiteli Khidi” at the border between Azerbaijan and Georgia. The inspection of a passenger car took place as part of the Customs Risk Management Framework and resulted into to seizure of the cylinder containing 13,6 kg of HCFC-22 refrigerant. The driver did not have any shipment papers or import license. Analysis of the contents of the refrigerant cylinder with a refrigerant identifier (model RI-2002PA) confirmed that it contained HCFC-22. The driver and the cylinder were sent back. No administrative procedure was initiated.
Georgia 11-08-2018 HCFC-22 27.2 kg HCFC-22 (2 cylinders) Shipment by road from Azerbaijan through the Customs Clearance Zone “Poti”   On 11 August 2018, Georgia Customs Service detected an attempt of illegal import of two non-refillable refrigerant cylinders in the Customs Clearance Zone “Poti” at the border between Turkey and Georgia. The shipment papers of the cargo were inspected as part of the Customs Risk Management Framework. They indicated two refrigerant cylinders containing 13.6 kg of HFC-417a each, which is a retrofit for HCFC-22. The physical inspection of the cargo detected two refrigerant cylinders labelled R22 (serial number R1014AZ1132). Analysis of the contents of the refrigerant cylinder with a refrigerant identifier (model RI-2002PA) confirmed that it contained HCFC-22. The driver did not have an import license for HCFC-22 and both cylinders were seized and stored in the Customs Department. An administrative procedure and court case were initiated. The owner had to pay a fine of 680 GEL (approx. 220 Euros).
Georgia 01-09-2018 HCFC-22 27.2 kg HCFC-22 (2 cylinders) Shipment by road from Turkey through the Customs Clearance Zone “Batumi”   On 1 September 2018, Georgia Customs Service detected an attempt of illegal import of two non-refillable refrigerant cylinders in the Customs Clearance Zone “Batumi” at the border between Turkey and Georgia. The shipment papers of the truck were inspected as part of the Customs Risk Management Framework. They indicated two refrigerant cylinders containing 13.6 kg of HFC-404a each, which is a retrofit for HCFC-22. The physical inspection of the truck detected two refrigerant cylinders labelled R22. Only the cardboard packaging indicated HFC-404a. Analysis of the contents of the refrigerant cylinder with a refrigerant identifier (model RI-2002PA) confirmed that it contained HCFC-22. The driver did not have an import license for HCFC-22 and both cylinders were seized and stored at the Customs Clearance Zone “Batumi”. An administrative procedure and court case were initiated. A fine of 450 GEL (approx. 150 Euros) was applied.
Georgia 12-10-2018 Halon-2402 10 kg halon-2402 (1 cylinder) Shipment by road from Russia through the Customs Clearance Zone “Tbilisi”   On 12 October 2018, Georgia Customs Service detected an attempt of illegal import of one plastic cylinder labelled as refrigerant 114B2 in the Customs Clearance Zone “Tbilisi”. The truck arrived from Russia and the shipment papers were inspected as part of the Customs Risk Management Framework. They indicated 10 kg of halon-2402 and not refrigerant 114B2. Imports of halon into Georgia is banned and thus the driver did not have an import license for halon-2402. The cylinder was seized and stored at the Customs Department. An analysis of the cylinder contents was not done. An administrative procedure and court case were initiated.
Georgia 01-03-2004 CFC-12 Not provided United Arab Emirates Counterfeit “Genatron 134a” cylinders purportedly containing HFC-134a imported from Dubai to Tbilisi (Georgia). The cylinders after testing with gas identifiers revealed to contain CFC-12. The trade name used is genatron and not genetron. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.16/7
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Reports submitted by Georgia to the Ozone Research Managers meetings to date are available below:
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The Multilateral Fund:
US$3,055,189
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 Georgia in the amount of US$3,055,189 to date 2019-05-31. As at 2017-12-31, US$2,656,262 had been disbursed to Georgia. For more information please refer to the Multilateral Fund website.