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.
|Year of submission:||1991 2005 2008|
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)|
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||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.|