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Decision XXIII/26: Non-compliance with the Montreal Protocol by the European Union

Noting that the European Union reported the export of 16.616 metric tonnes of Annex C, group I, controlled substances (hydrochlorofluorocarbons) in 2009 to a State classified as not operating under paragraph 1 of Article 5 of the Montreal Protocol that was also a State not party to the Copenhagen Amendment to the Protocol in that year, which places the party in non‑compliance with the provisions of Article 4 of the Protocol prohibiting trade with any State not party to the Protocol,

  1. That no further action is necessary in view of the party’s implementation of regulatory and administrative measures to ensure its compliance with the provisions of the Protocol governing trade with non-parties;
  2. To monitor closely the party’s progress with regard to the implementation of its obligations under the Montreal Protocol;