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||Sep 2021||HCFC-22||From Seychelles to China||According to the information that was sent to the importer by supplier, the substance was supposed to be HFC-134a.||The Importer was fined as per the Environment Protection (Ozone) Regulations 2010||The equipment was seized on arrival by custom. However, the gas was removed and the equipment retrofitted with HFC-134a.|
|Seychelles||24 May, 2022||HCFC-22||13.6 kg||from Seychelles to China||The cylinder came as a free cylinder with the cold store. Furthermore the carton box was labelled as 10.9kg, but on the cylinder it was 13.6kg.||Fine of SR 3000/kg was imposed on importer as per the Environment Protection (Ozone) Regulations 2010.||Cylinder was seized by custom and reshipped back|
|Seychelles||24 May, 2022||HCFC-22||3 kg||from Seychelles to China||According to the information that was sent to the importer by the supplier, the substance was supposed to be HFC-134a||Environment fine paid (SR3000/Equipment)||The equipment has been seized on arrival by custom, until reshipment of the HCFC-22 cylinder. Equipment was retrofitted and reshipment of refrigerant gas done.|
|Seychelles||26 Sep, 2022||HCFC-141b||81 kg||From Seychelles to United Arab Emirates||Refrigerant was imported without proper procedures||Refrigerant was seized at custom & fine to be paid (SR3000/kg)||Awaiting re-shipment to country of origin|
|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.|
The Multilateral Fund: US$2,078,630The 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$2,078,630 as of 2023-06-30. This includes the funding for current ongoing projects (including agency fees):
|Title||Implementing agency||Approved funding ($US)|
|HFC phase-down related projects||Germany||55,370|
|HFC phase-down related projects||UNEP||91,530|
|HCFC phase-out management plan (HPMP)||Germany||383,067|
As at 2021-12-31, US$1,517,452 had been disbursed.
This information is provided by Multilateral Fund Secretariat. For more information please refer to the Multilateral Fund website