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Canada will prohibit the importation of certain products containing HFCs

October 19, 2016,

A the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in Kigali last week the 197 signatory countries adopted an amendment to the 1987 ozone-saving Montreal Protocol to phase-down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

HFCs, which are used extensively for air-conditioning and refrigeration, are also greenhouse gases that can be hundreds to thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Following the Kigali meeting the Government of Canada announced that it will propose regulations to significantly reduce HFC consumption and prohibit the manufacture and import into Canada of certain products containing HFCs.

We will publish further information as soon as it becomes available.

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