Management of the import, export and temporary import for re-export of ozone layer-depleting substances according to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

The Minister of Industry and Trade and the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment issued joint circular no. 47/2011/TTLT-BCT-BTNMT provide the management of the import, export and temporary import for re-export of ozone layer-depleting substances according to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

Import quotas for HCFCs

1. The Ministry of Industry and Trade shall allocate import quotas for HCFCs belonging to Appendix I according to Vietnam’s HCFC phase-out obligations. The annual volume of import quotas for each group of HCFCs from January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2019, are as follows:

Unit of calculation: ton

Substances/Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
HCFC-14lb 500 300 150 0 0 0 0 0
Other HCFCs 3.700 3,400 3.700 3.600 3.600 3.600 3.600 3.600

2. During 2016-2019, the annual import quotas for HCFCs belonging to Appendix 1 shall be reduced corresponding lo the substances for which traders, with funds and technologies provided by the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Protocol, have completed the production conversion for using their substitutes. Before November 31 every year, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall send to the Ministry of Industry of Trade a notice of the volumes of HCFCs actually phased out in Vietnam. Before January 31 of the subsequent year, the Ministry of Industry and Trade shall announce the reduced import quotas for HCFCs belonging to Appendix I on the basis of the notice of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

3. After 2019, the annual import quotas for HCFCs belonging lo Appendix I shall be updated by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment based on the results of HCFC phase-out in Vietnam and decisions of the Parties to the Protocol.

4. Import quotas for HCFCs belonging to Appendix I may not be transferred and are valid for the import of these substances into Vietnam within the year of licensing.

5. If traders that import HCFCs belonging to Appendix I under quotas but later export them (by themselves or entrust others to do so) wish to continue importing these substances, they may be considered for receiving additional quotas which, however, must not exceed the exported volumes.

This Circular takes effect on January 1, 2012, and replaces Joint Circular No. 14/2005/ TTLT-BTM-BTNMT of July 11, 2005, of the Ministry of Trade and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, guiding the management of the import, export and temporary import for re-export of ozone layer-depleting substances in pursuance to the Montreal Protocol on .Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

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