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Reported Data

ODS consumption

‘Consumption‘ is calculated as Production (if any) + imports - exports.

Import/export of recovered/recycled/reclaimed substances

HCFC consumption

‘Consumption’ is calculated as production + imports – exports.

At a Glance

Focal points:

  • Mr. Wills Agricole NFP
    Principal Secretary
    Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climate Change
  • Mrs Lianette Lesperence FPLS
    Director Import & Export Permit
    Ministry of Finance & Trade Dept

Status of Ratification:

Vienna Convention 1993-01-06 Ac
Montreal Protocol 1993-01-06 Ac
London Amendment 1993-01-06 Ac
Copenhagen Amendment 1993-05-27 R
Montreal Amendment 2002-08-26 Ac
Beijing Amendment 2002-08-26 Ac
Kigali Amendment 2019-08-20 At
  • 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
Seychelles 2007 R-12 (refrigerators) 14 kg United Arab Emirates A consignment of 10 refrigerators and 4 chest freezers with labels of R-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 R-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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3
Seychelles 2007 R-11, R-12 (refrigerators) 88 kg China A consignment of 88 refrigerators and chillers with R-11 and R-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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3
Seychelles 2007 R-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. Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3
Click here for reports submitted to date by all parties.
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 Seychelles to the Ozone Research Managers meetings to date are available below:
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The Multilateral Fund:
US$1,692,829
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 Seychelles in the amount of US$1,692,829 to date 2019-05-31. As at 2017-12-31, US$1,199,173 had been disbursed to Seychelles. For more information please refer to the Multilateral Fund website.