Netherlands has searchable F-gas register
NETHERLANDS: After years of lobbying by industry, the Netherlands has joined those countries offering an online searchable F-gas register.
While a number of countries including the UK are without any reliable means of checking company certification and individual F-gas qualification, the Netherlands now joins Denmark, France, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden as countries with operative, accessible databases.
F-gas fails to register for many – May 4, 2015
The European F-gas regulations make it illegal to sell refrigerant or pre-charged equipment to any non-certified companies or individuals. The UK government has so far rebuffed industry pleas that the establishment of a searchable national register is essential but what is happening in the rest of Europe? Read more…
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