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Reported data

ODS production

‘Production’ is calculated as the amount produced – amount destroyed – amount used as feedstock. It excludes amounts recycled and reused.
As a member of the European Union, consumption is reported in aggregated form, hence this party does not report its individual consumption.

Destruction of controlled substances

HCFC production

‘Production’ is calculated as the amount produced – amount destroyed – amount used as feedstock. It excludes amounts recycled and reused.
As a member of the European Union, consumption is reported in aggregated form, hence this party does not report its individual consumption.

HFC production

‘Production’ is calculated as the amount produced – amount destroyed – amount used as feedstock. It excludes amounts recycled and reused.
As a member of the European Union, consumption is reported in aggregated form, hence this party does not report its individual consumption.

At a glance

Focal points:

  • Dr. Janusz Kozakiewicz NFP
    Professor
    Head of Ozone Layer and Climate Protection Unit, Industrial Chemistry Research Institute

Status of Ratification:

Vienna Convention 1990-07-13 Ac
Montreal Protocol 1990-07-13 Ac
London Amendment 1996-10-02 Ac
Copenhagen Amendment 1996-10-02 Ac
Montreal Amendment 1999-12-06 R
Beijing Amendment 2006-04-13 R
Kigali Amendment 2019-01-07 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: 2019-03-25
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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.

Reclamation facilities reported by the Parties (Decision VI/19(4))

Parties report periodically on the reclamation facilities and their capacities available in their countries.

Party Report Date Facility Name Address Reclaimed Substances Capacity Remarks
Poland 1995-04-28 CFC-12 20 kg/h 2 Facilities (details not supplied)
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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
Poland 2018 326 seizures of 496 HFC-134a cylinders, 50 seizures of 103 R-404A cylinders, 14 seizures of 20 R-507A cylinders, 10 seizures of 14 R-410A cylinders, 2 seizures of 3 R-407C cylinders, 1 seizure of 1 HFC-125 cylinder 8,136 kg of HFC-134a, 1,238 kg of R-404A, 224 kg of R-507A, 163 kg of R-410A, 32 kg of R-407C, 10 kg of HFC-125 Shipments mainly from Ukraine but also from Belarus and Russia to Poland (and possibly to other European Union countries) Smuggling of non-refillable cylinders without customs declaration Seizure, re-export of the HFCs, (except for 27.2 kg of HFC-134a that were destroyed)
Poland 2019 6 seizures of 7 HFC-134a cylinders 419 kg Shipments mainly from Ukraine but also from Belarus and Russia to Poland (and possibly to other European Union countries) Smuggling of other type of cylinders without customs declaration Seizure, re-export of the HFCs
Poland 2019 9 seizures of 2,135 HFC-134a cylinders, 4 seizures of 56 HFC-143a cylinders, 1 seizure of 1,034 cylinders of R-410A, 4 seizures of 1,213 pieces of HFC-32 based equipment , 2 seizures of 30 pieces of R-410A based equipment 25,350 kg of HFC-134a; 448 kg of HFC-143a; 10,340 of R-410A; 896 kg of HFC-32, 57.3 kg of R-410A Shipment from China to Poland Imports without compliant labelling Seizure Released for free circulation following labelling of the cylinders and equipment as required by the EU F-gas legislation
Poland 08 Mar, 2019 Seizure of 2,122 cylinders of R-407C, R-404A, R-410A, HFC-134a, R-507A 24,459 kg of HFCs and blends, including 2,230 kg of R-407C; 6,285 kg of R-404A; 2,130 kg of R-410A; 9,904 kg of HFC-134a, 3,910 kg of R-507A Shipment from China to Poland Imports outside the quota system but with customs declaration, including 1,150 non-refillable cylinders (banned in the EU) Seizure Case pending court’s decision
Poland 19 Aug, 2019 Seizure of 1,202 cylinders of R-404A, HFC-134a 13,808 kg of HFCs, including 2,744 kg of R-404A; 11,064 kg of HFC-134a Shipment from China to Poland Imports outside the quota system but with customs declaration Seizure, re-export
Poland 08 Jul, 2019 Seizure of 2 cylinders of HFC-23 30kg Shipment from Republic of Korea to Poland Imports outside the quota system but with customs declaration Seizure, re-export
Poland 2019 66 seizures of 97 HFC-134a cylinders, 24 seizures of 49 R-404A cylinders, 1 seizure of 1 cylinder of R-507A , 4 seizures of 8 R-410A cylinders, 4 seizures of 5 R-407C cylinders, 4 seizures of 10 HFC-32 cylinder 1,380 kg of HFC-134a; 515.6 kg of R-404A; 11.3 kg of R-507A; 92.7 kg of R-410A, 56.2 kg of R-407C; 100 kg of HFC-32 Shipments mainly from Ukraine but also from Belarus and Russia to Poland (and possibly to other European Union countries) Smuggling of non-refillable cylinders without customs declaration Seizure, re-export of the HFCs
Poland 2018 9 seizures of 9 HFC-134a cylinders, 2 seizures of 3 R-404A cylinders 755 kg of HFC-134a, and 118 kg of R-404A Shipments mainly from Ukraine but also from Belarus and Russia to Poland (and possibly to other European Union countries) Smuggling of other type of cylinders without customs declaration Seizure, re-export of the HFCs
Poland 2018 5 seizures of 2,400 HFC-134a cylinders; 1 seizure of 1,400 R-410A cylinders 28,800 kg of HFC-134a, and 16,800 kg of R-410A Shipments from China to Poland Imports without compliant labelling Seizure The HFCs were released for free circulation following labelling of the cylinders as required by the EU F-gas legislation
Poland 2018 Five seizures: HFC-407C| HFC-404A| HFC-410A| HFC-134a 22,620 kg of HFC-407C| 23,760 kg of HFC-404A| 3,600 kg of HFC-410A| 1,200 kg of HFC-134a Shipments from China to Poland Imports outside the quota system but with customs declaration Seizure, decisions ordering re-export The HFC-410A and HFC-134a were released for free circulation by an importer that had quota. Four decisions ordering re-export were appealed against and they are pending court’s decision
Poland 2007 HCFC-22 14 kg A non-refillable gas cylinder was found on 11 May 2007 during customs control of a passenger car at the Polish-Ukrainian border. The car was not allowed to enter the European Community.
Poland 1 Jan to 31 Dec, 2005 CFC-12 150 kg Ukraine One person attempted to import freon gas in his private car from Ukraine to Poland. The suspect was not allowed to enter EC territory. Submitted to relevant authority for further processing.
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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 Poland 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