Through this new system, applications and processing of permits are expedited along with the monitoring and tracking of the HCFC
quota system imposed to registered importers to ensure compliance to reduction targets.
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC), halons, methyl bromide, carbon tetrachloride (CTC), HCFC
, hydro bromofluorocarbons (HBFCs) are ozone depleting substances.
The usage of HCFCs
is controlled under the Montreal Protocol as they belong to Ozone Depleting Substances ODSs (Gao et al., 2001).The category HCFC
141b is widely used in manufacturing industries whereas HCFC
22 is used mainly in servicing sector.
'The country has been at the forefront in its endeavours to phase out use of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODSs) because, ridding the world of 13 different ozone-depleting substances (ODSs), including hydro-chloro-fluoro-carbons (HCFC
) and chloro-fluoro-carbons (CFC), is critical to protecting the ozone layer, which protects all life on earth from adverse fallouts of the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and its spill-over effect of environment,' said an official of the ministry of the climate change.
He highlighted that although Pakistan does not manufacture any of the Ozone Depleting Substances, the country has a strict regulatory regime to check imports of these substances, with a system of licensing and quotas for import of HCFCs
Detailed discussions were held on the HCFCs
control and role of customs to curb illegal trade was also discussed.
1, 2015 the phase-out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC
) in compliance with the Montreal Protocol.
"We understand why it would happen as 75 per cent of HCFCs
are used for air conditioning, which is needed in this part of the world."
Bahrain also plans to reduce HCFCs
by 10 per cent in 2015, by 67.5 per cent by 2025 and by 97.5 per cent by 2030.
The parties of Montreal Protocol agreed to expedite the timetable in order to gradually eliminate HCFCs
in developing countries and also agreed to curb the use of these substances and to freeze the level of HCFCs
' consumption at the level of the year 2009.
Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje said the government has decided to set a limit on the import of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs
), a group of ozone depleting substances (ODS), starting 2013.
The vast majority of marine refrigerating equipment is vapour compression systems that use ozone depleting substances like CFCs and HCFCs
. Refrigerants like CFCs, HCFCs
and HFCs are potent greenhouse gases.