Cheat Sheet – Proposed Additional HS Code Sub-Headings for HFCs in Advance of the 2022 HS Code Update

One of the important requirements of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol is that from 1st January 2019 (or two years later if required) an import and export licencing system for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) needs to be in place in each country that is Party to the Amendment. This applies to both Article 5 and continue reading : Cheat Sheet – Proposed Additional HS Code Sub-Headings for HFCs in Advance of the 2022 HS Code Update

Dealing with Seized ODS – Options for Article 5 Countries

Under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer countries are committed to phase out controlled ozone depleting substances (ODS), and those countries that have already ratified the Kigali Amendment arecommitted to phase down controlled hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), according to specific schedules. One of the primary ways that countries implement these commitments is through continue reading : Dealing with Seized ODS – Options for Article 5 Countries

2019 Ozone Hole is the Smallest on Record Since Its Discovery

Abnormal weather patterns in the upper atmosphere over Antarctica dramatically limited ozone depletion in September and October, resulting in the smallest ozone hole observed since 1982, NASA and NOAA scientists reported today. The annual ozone hole reached its peak extent of 6.3 million square miles (16. 4 million square kilometers) on Sept. 8, and then continue reading : 2019 Ozone Hole is the Smallest on Record Since Its Discovery

PH on right track in Global phaseout of HCFC

CEBU CITY — A high-ranking official of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) on Tuesday said the Philippines is on the right track in implementing global phaseout of ozone-depleting substance (ODS) utilization. Shaofeng Hu, UN Environment’s regional coordinator on Montreal Protocol, said the Philippines is “already ahead of schedule for the 35 percent reduction target” continue reading : PH on right track in Global phaseout of HCFC