New Zealand Establishes New Permit Scheme for HFCs Import/Export

Takehome: (*) Importing/exporting HFCs in New Zealand will require a permit after Dec 31, 2019. (*) The eligibility deadline for “grandparented”* import permit is Mar 18, 2019.

In Dec, 2018, New Zealand updated the Ozone Layer Protection Amendment Regulations 2018 to align with international conventions like the Montreal Protocol and its Kigali Amendment for reducing the levels of HFCs (Hydroflurocarbons) in the Earth’s atmosphere. The updated regulation imposes a new HFC import permit scheme starting in Feb, 2019. It requires a permit for import/export of bulk HFCs in New Zealand after Dec 31, 2019.



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