Changes to import rules for equipment containing ozone depleting substances

 

Changes to import rules for equipment containing ozone depleting substances 

 

Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) received the below information from the Department of the Environment & Energy in terms of changes from 1 January 2020.

Paul Zalai -  Director and Co-Founder, FTA / Secretariat, APSA

 Rules for importing hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) equipment are changing on 1 January 2020.

  • From 1 January 2020 importing all types of HCFC equipment (including, for example, HCFC aerosols and HCFC fire protection equipment) will be banned, except in certain circumstances. This includes all equipment that uses HCFCs, even if it does not have gas in it at the time of import.
  • From 1 January 2020, an equipment licence may be granted for import of HCFC equipment only in limited circumstances.
  • From 1 January 2020 low volume imports of HCFC equipment without a licence will no longer be allowed.

 
Details on our website: environment.gov.au or contact us at ozone@environment.gov.au or on +61 2 6274 1373