UNEP ECA summary of seizures & iPIC consultations (4th edition)
This report of seizures and iPIC consultations is based on the cases reported in the context of the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Ozone Protection Award for Customs and Enforcement Officers (4th edition) which is part of the work programme of the UNEP Regional Ozone Network for Europe and Central Asia (ECA network).
The Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Ozone Protection Award for Customs and Enforcement Officers aims to provide incentive and recognition to customs and enforcement officers and their respective organisations for successfully preventing illegal / unwanted trade of substances, equipment or products relevant for the implementation of the Montreal Protocol, and promotes national customs services and ozone units.
In the period from May 2014 to April 2016, the award winners reported 258 seizures of 9,947 pieces of equipment and 10,201 refrigerant cylinders / cans containing more than 70 tonnes of ozone-depleting substances (ODS), mixtures, products and equipment. In addition, informal Prior Informed Consent (iPIC) consultations before the issuance of trade licenses avoided 16 unwanted / illegal shipments of more than 174 tonnes of ozone depleting chemicals and mixtures. Read more