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|
|Seychelles||2007||CFC-12 (refrigerators)||14 kg||United Arab Emirates||A consignment of 10 refrigerators and 4 chest freezers with labels of HFC-134a were imported into the country, from the United Arab Emirates, but on closer inspection and testing of the refrigerant by custom officers, it was found to be CFC-12. It was confiscated by the ozone unit.||The importer was fined SR 2500/-(approx $300) per piece of equipment for retrofitting by the ozone unit, plus another fine under the Trades Tax Act.|
|Seychelles||2007||CFC-11 and CFC-12 (refrigerators)||88 kg||China||A consignment of 88 refrigerators and chillers with CFC-11 and CFC-12 were imported into the country, from China, to be sold in the shops by a local supplier. The consignment was confiscated by the ozone unit.||The importer was fined under Trade Tax Act for importing banned gas plus reshipment of the consignment to its country of origin. Importer was given a final warning.|
|Seychelles||2007||CFC-12||1 cylinder (13.6 kg)||United Arab Emirates||Importation permit for 1 cylinder of R-406a was given by the ozone unit to a local importer. On arrival it was found to be R-12 (from the United Arab Emirates).||The importer was fined under the Trade Tax Act for importing a banned gas and giving wrong information to customs, plus required to reship the gas at his own cost.|