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|
|Libya||17 June, 2022||Methyl bromide||179,000 kg||From India via Belgium to Libya||This shipment was brought to Libya with forged documents submitted by the supplier. The technicians of the Ministry of Environment checked the shipment and found that the shipment contained methyl bromide.||The shipment was seized. Port authorities were notified of the illegal trade. All parties involved in the illegal importation were investigated in accordance with national legislation.||The national regulation stipulates that the prohibited substances must be re-exported to the country of origin. On 30 August 2023, the illegally imported quantity of methyl bromide was sent back to Belgium.|
The Multilateral Fund: US$10,584,528The 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 Libya in the amount of US$10,584,528 as of 2023-06-30. This includes the funding for current ongoing projects (including agency fees):
|Title||Implementing agency||Approved funding ($US)|
|HFC phase-down related projects||UNIDO||160,500|
|HCFC phase-out management plan (HPMP)||UNIDO||2,286,941|
As at 2021-12-31, US$8,570,010 had been disbursed.
This information is provided by Multilateral Fund Secretariat. For more information please refer to the Multilateral Fund website