AREA, ADC3R, EFCTC and EPEE jointly express concerns about the illegal trade of refrigerants and call for a better enforcement of the Fgas Regulation.

As growing illegal trade of refrigerants is reported, the associations call on all market players to only buy refrigerants from reputable sources in order to ensure the safe and efficient operation of HVACR equipment.

Authorities are also invited to increase controls. “Authorities are ultimately responsible for the proper enforcement of the F-Gas Regulation and we call on all actors - including EU and National competent authorities - to also play their part in enforcing stricter controls at EU borders” said Olivier Janin, Secretary General of AREA.