There has been an amendment to the exemptions for importing products which contain Ozone Depleting Substances, and Synthetic Greenhouse Gasses.

An ODS/SGG equipment licence is not required if you are importing no more than 5 pieces of equipment containing less than 10 kg in total of HCFC, HFC, PFC, or SF6 in a single consignment. The low volume import exemption can only be used once in a two year period.

Previously, low volume importers required a one off licence (LVIL). This licence has now been abolished.

Regular importers of ODS/SGG equipment or importers exceeded the above threshold will continue to still require a ODS/SGG Equipment Licence (EQPL).

ODS/SGG can be found in air conditioning equipment, refrigeration equipment, and a range of other products such as electrical switch gear.

Please contact us for further information, or if you have any questions about your current licence arrangements.