The Canada Border Services Agency issued a Customs Notice to advise the trading community that the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations were amended.

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are used as alternatives to ozone-depleting substances in refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, foam products, and aerosol products. Although they are effective alternatives to ozone-depleting substances, many are powerful greenhouse gases.

The amendment introduces new provisions relating the phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons and consumption allowance provisions, which replace the permit system for bulk new HFCs.

The amendment also impacts certain products containing or designed to contain HFCs for which the manufacture and import is prohibited.

Link: Customs Notice 18-25