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Romania blocks illegal F-gas shipment

ROMANIA: Authorities in Romania have blocked a shipment of 1,140 cylinders of hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants from Turkey by an unregistered importing company.  

The shipment, which included R134a, R410A and R407C was stopped at the Black Sea port of Constanța in southeastern Romania by the Garda Naţională de Mediu (GMU) – Romania’s National Environmental Guard – in collaboration with the Romanian Coast Guard. 

The cargo was reportedly destined for a company from Brasov county in the Transylvania region of Romania. The total shipment amounted to 21,145.6 tonnes CO2e.

“The importing company did not prove its registration in the F Gas register, or it did not prove the quota allocation for 2023,” the GMU stated on its Facebook page. 

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