The Ozone Acts control the import, export, manufacture, use and disposal of ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases and products containing these gases.

From the 1st of January 2020, there will be changes to the import and manufacture of HCFC gas and HCFC equipment. Importing or manufacturing all types of HCFC equipment (including, for example, HCFC aerosols and HCFC fire protection equipment) will be banned, except in certain circumstances. This includes equipment that uses HCFC’s, even if it does not contain gas at time of import.

These changes will have no impact on the import of equipment containing synthetic greenhouse gases such as HFCs.

More information on how these changes may affect you can be found HERE.

Should you require any further information or assistance, the Department of the Environment and Energy can be contacted on ozone@environment.gov.au or (02) 6274 1373.

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