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The organizations of the United Nations system are committed to enabling events at which everyone can participate in an inclusive, respectful and safe environment.

UN system events are guided by the highest ethical and professional standards, and all participants are expected to behave with integrity and respect towards all participants attending or involved with any UN system event.

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This document aims to initiate a discussion on gender mainstreaming in the work of the ozone treaties. It begins by providing a brief overview of international instruments on gender and the 2030 Agenda, to which the parties’ implementation of the ozone treaties has over the years made significant contributions. The 2030 Agenda clearly acknowledges the link between environmental protection and gender equality: Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5) is aimed at achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls, and gender-related aspects are present within several other goals as well.

Parties’ reports on illegal trade
Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken
29-04-2018 R-404a 5 cylinders x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 5 cylinders containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 19th April 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
25-03-2018 R-404a 2 cylinders x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 25th March 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
25-03-2018 R-404a 2 cylinders x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 25th March 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
15-04-2018 R-134a & R-404a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg, 1 cylinder R-404a x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-134a and 1 cylinder containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 15th April 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
29-04-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 29th April 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
08-12-2018 R-404a 1 cylinder R-404a x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 8th December 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
2016 HCFC-22 5 cylinders Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 5 cylinders containing R-22 was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 11th November 2016. The cylinders were found in the cargo space of a bus travelling from Turkey to Bulgaria. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver of the bus, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
17-12-2018 R-404a 2 cylinders R-404a x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 17th December 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
2017 HCFC-22 300 cylinders Bulgaria/Serbia An attempt of an illegal import of 300 cylinders containing R-22 was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Serbian border (the Customs border point Vrushka Chuka) on 21th August 2017. The import was declared as transit with consignee a company on the territory of Varna. The cylinders were declared to the customs as containing R-600a. During the physical check of the goods performed by the customs it was found that they were labelled as R-22. Samples were taken from the containers and sent for laboratory analysis. The analysis confirmed that the content of the container was R-22. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver of the truck was sanctioned in correspondence with the law. The Bulgarian company that was declared as a consignee is presently being investigated on possible criminal action in correspondence with the Criminal code.
16-12-2018 R-404a 1 cylinder R-404a x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 16th December 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
13-06-2018 R-134a 40 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 40 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 13th June 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
15-12-2018 R-404a 2 cylinders R-404a x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 15th December 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
10-04-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 10th April 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
05-06-2018 R-404a 3 cylinders R-404a x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 3 cylinders containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 5th June 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
10-06-2018 R-134a 7 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 7 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 10th June 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
13-07-2018 R-404a 28 cylinders R-404a x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 28 cylinders containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 13th July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
07-08-2018 R-404a & R-134a & R-410a 10 cylinders R-404a x 10.9 kg, 10 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg, 1 cylinder R-410a x 11.4 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 10 cylinders containing R-404a, 10 cylinders containing R-134a and 1 cylinder containing R-410a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 7th August 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
03-06-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 3rd June 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
11-06-2018 R-134a & R-410a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg, 1 cylinder R-410a x 11.3 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-134a and 1 cylinder containing R-410a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 11th June 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
09-07-2018 R-404a 40 cylinders R-404a x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 40 cylinders containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 9th July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
09-11-2018 R-404a 1 cylinder R-404a x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 9th November 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
27-07-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 27th July 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
01-07-2018 R-134a 4 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 1st July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
15-08-2018 R-410a 2 cylinders R-410a x 11.3 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-410a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 15th August 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
06-09-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 6th September 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
18-09-2018 R-404a & R-134a 6 cylinders R-404a x 9.8 kg, 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 6 cylinders containing R-404a and 2 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 18th September 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
15-05-2018 R-22 & R-134a 6 cylinders R-22 x 13.6 kg, 4 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 6 cylinders containing R-22 and 4 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 15th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
14-05-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 14th May 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
13-05-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 13th May 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
09-05-2019 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 9th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
08-05-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 8th May 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
05-05-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 5th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
05-05-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 5th May 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
05-05-2018 R-22 & R-404a 1 cylinder R-22 x 13.6 kg, 1 cylinder R-404a x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-22 and 1 cylinder containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 5th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
05-05-2018 R-134a 3 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 3 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 5th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
27-04-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 27th April 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
14-04-2018 R-404a 3 cylinders R-404a x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 3 cylinders containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 14th April 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
17-07-2018 R-134a 12 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 12 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 17th July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
25-06-2018 R-404a 4 cylinders R-404a x 10.9 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 25th June 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
20-06-2018 R-134a 15 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 15 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 20th June 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
08-06-2018 R-134a 5 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 5 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 8th June 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The person who breached the law is unknown.
19-08-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 19th August 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
14-08-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 14th August 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
10-08-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 10th August 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
05-08-2018 R-134a 3 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 3 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 15th August 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
02-08-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 2nd August 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
02-07-2018 R-134a 4 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 2nd July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
01-07-2018 R-134a 10 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 10 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 1st July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
21-04-2018 R-404a 1 cylinder R-404a x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 21th April 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
05-11-2018 R-134a 6 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 6 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 5th November 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
08-11-2018 R-404a 1 cylinder R-404a x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 8th November 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
13-05-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 13th May 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
15-07-2018 R-410a 4 cylinders R-410a x 11.35 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing R-410a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 15th July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
14-07-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 14th July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
29-08-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 29th August 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
06-08-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 6th August 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
30-08-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 30th August 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
09-04-2018 R-404a & R-134a 4 cylinders R-404a x 10.9 kg, 4 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing R-404a and 4 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 9th April 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
25-05-2018 R-134a 5 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 5 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 25th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
05-05-2018 R-134a 4 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 5th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
18-09-2018 R-134a 4 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 18th September 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
27-05-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 27th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
25-05-2018 R-134a 20 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 20 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 25th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
25-05-2018 R-404a 2 cylinders R-404a x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 25th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
19-05-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 19th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
18-05-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 18th May 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
18-05-2018 R-404a 1 cylinder R-404a x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 18th May 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
04-12-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 4th December 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
04-12-2018 R-404a 1 cylinder R-404a x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 4th December 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
01-11-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 1st November 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
05-07-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 5th July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
13-05-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 13th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
25-07-2018 R-404a 3 cylinders R-404a x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 3 cylinders containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 25th July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
24-07-2018 R-404a 2 cylinders R-404a x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 24th July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
24-07-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 24th July 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
25-07-2018 R-404a 1 cylinder R-404a x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 25th July 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
11-07-2018 R-410a 5 cylinders R-410a x 11.3 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 5 cylinders containing R-410a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 11th July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
17-05-2018 R-134a 2 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 2 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 17th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
24-05-2018 R-134a 50 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 50 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Kapitan Andreevo) on 24th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
27-05-2018 R-134a 9 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 9 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Lesovo) on 27th May 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Moldovan citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
03-07-2018 R-410a 35 cylinders R-410a x 11.3 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 35 cylinders containing R-410a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Lesovo) on 3rd July 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
09-08-2018 R-407c & R-134a 1 cylinder R-407c x 11.35 kg, 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-407c and 1 cylinder containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Lesovo) on 9th August 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
12-08-2018 R-410a 3 cylinders R-410a x 9.8 kg Bulgaria/Turkey An attempt of illegal import of 3 cylinders containing R-410a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Turkish border (in Lesovo) on 12th August 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
20-06-2018 R-404a & R-134a 1 cylinder R-404a x 10.9 kg, 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Serbia An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-404a and 1 cylinder containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Serbian border (in Kalotina) on 20th June 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
20-06-2018 R-134a 4 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Serbia An attempt of illegal import of 4 cylinders containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Serbian border (in Kalotina) on 20th June 2018. The cylinders were seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
28-06-2018 R-134a 1 cylinder R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Serbia An attempt of illegal import of 1 cylinder containing R-134a was stopped by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Serbian border (in Kalotina) on 20th June 2018. The cylinder was seized by the customs authorities and they were given directions to be destroyed in the facilities recommended by the law. The driver, who is a Bulgarian citizen, was sanctioned in correspondence with the law.
19-04-2018 R-134a 25 cylinders R-134a x 13.6 kg Bulgaria/Turkey Information about an illegal import of 25 cylinders containing R-134a was presented by the Bulgarian customs at the Bulgarian-Romanian border (in Ruse). The goods were released on 19th April 2018 and according to the explanation given by the customs authorities were misleadingly declared as not falling under the prohibition for import of F-gases (code Y 926). On 18th June 2019 the company was issued an act on establishing of administrative violation for breaching Art.15 Regulation 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases in correspondence with the Bulgarian national legislation.

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Party (s) Year of submission
Armenia 2019
Australia 2019
Bulgaria 2019
Burkina Faso 2019
Micronesia, Federated States of, 2019
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The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is a global agreement to protect the Earth’s ozone layer by phasing out the chemicals that deplete it. This phase-out plan includes both the production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances. The landmark agreement was signed in 1987 and entered into force in 1989. 

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This interactive tool presents a non-exhaustive list of international, regional and national safety standards relevant to Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump equipment developed by relevant Standards Organizations.

The standards are broadly classified into two categories: Main system safety standards, subdivided into Vertical system safety standards and Horizontal system safety standards, and Supplementary standards.

Date Substances traded Volume Exporting country Details of the illegal ODS trade Action taken
18-05-2017 Carbon tetrachloride 400 cylinders CTC of 500 ml each, 200 kg in total Importing country: Armenia. Exporting country: People’s Republic of China On 15 May 2017 TAG HEM LLC imported a container from the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Armenia containing various goods including carbon tetrachloride, being unaware of the necessary proceedings for this special type of goods. Having checked the customs codes of all the goods, the customs officer requested for the import license for carbon tetrachloride. The importing company TAG HEM LLC applied to the Ministry of Nature Protection requesting for the import license but was rejected since the import of this substance was banned by the Government Resolution n 90-N. The Customs Service seized this product and released the rest of the products from the container. Unwanted goods were seized by the Customs Service for their further destruction. The Customs Service applied to the Ministry of Nature Protection requesting for the indication of the destruction facilities in the country. The Ministry of Nature Protection replied in the official communication that no destruction facilities were available in the country. Following this communication the Customs Service advised the company to re-export this product because no destruction facilities were available in the country.
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When did we realize ozone depletion was an issue, and how did we fix it? By 1985, the globe had already seen advancements in the scientific understanding of ozone depletion and its impacts on human health and the environment. It was then that the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer was created in response. This agreement is a framework convention that lays out principles agreed upon by many parties. It does not, however, require countries to take control actions to protect the ozone layer. This would come later in the form of the Montreal Protocol. 
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