In its continuing obligations to reduce emissions of ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases the government has announced changes that ban the import and manufacture of HCFC gas and HCFC equipment (including, for example, HCFC aerosols and HCFC fire protection equipment) from 1 January 2020, except in certain circumstances where a licence may be granted.
These changes will have no impact on the import of equipment containing synthetic greenhouse gases such as HFCs.
For more information on how these changes may affect you, please go to Quick Facts - HCFC gas and equipment.
Importers must hold the correct licence to import regulated items, or be able to provide evidence their goods are exempt from the controls or licence requirements. If goods are self-assessed as being exempt or not requiring a licence, customs brokers/importers must be able to produce supporting evidence on request.
For further guidance from the ACA Customs Team please contact your ACA Customer Service Team member.