ROMANIA: MAJOR ILLEGAL ENTRY POINT IN EU FOR CHINESE-MADE, CLIMATE-HARMING HFC REFRIGERANTS

On 17 September, the Environmental Investigation Agency produced a report about illegal imports of HFC through Romania, and the lack of action by the authorities.  It says that more than 2 months after Romania was revealed to be a major illegal entry point in the EU for Chinese-made, climate-harming HFC refrigerants, zero enforcement action has been taken.  Although the precise scale of the illegal HFC trade cannot be accurately estimated, the EIA believes it is significant, likely between 20-30% of the legal trade. 

https://eia-international.org/news/its-europes-most-chilling-crime-but-its-met-with-chilling-inaction-from-romanian-authorities/

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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