Dutch seize 8,000 quota-busting air conditioners

NETHERLANDS: Dutch authorities have taken enforcement motion against two unnamed businesses for importing about 8,000 air conditioners and heat pumps without the needed F-fuel quota.

In accordance to the Human Atmosphere and Transportation Inspectorate (ILT), the Dutch human body liable for enforcement of the F-gas laws, says the two companies illegally imported about 128 warmth pumps and 8,230 air conditioners onto the European market place in the past two yrs. All contained HFCs.

The models originated from China and have been sold to buyers in Europe. 

The ILT is claimed to have drawn up an formal report against the two corporations. The General public Prosecution Company decides the sanction. In addition, the ILT has imposed a penalty on each companies. For the warmth pumps, the penalty quantity to be collected can rise to a maximum of €345,000 and up to €500,000 for the air conditioners. 

Underneath the European F-gasoline regulation (517/2014) producers and importers of fluorinated greenhouse gases ought to have a European registration and an allotted quota. 

In the Netherlands, the ILT supervises the full chain of manufacturing, import, export, resale and software. The Inspectorate will work closely with Dutch customs, between others, to put a cease to these imports.

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