Taiwan has followed the Montreal Protocol to phase down the Ozone Depleting Substances to avoid trade barriers and protect the earth. Now Taiwan still imports HCFCs and methyl bromide, but there is no production. And most of the domestic manufacturers have been replaced by hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration and air conditioner.
This project would assist Taiwan following the control norms in Montreal Protocol. The tasks include participating in the international meetings related to the Montreal Protocol and communicates with other countries or important research organizations. Additionally, this project continues follow the regulations to executive the quota allocations of the HCFCs and methyl bromide for local industries to achieve reduction targets and analysis ODS alternative. And assisting the government to implement the ODS management measures and assessing essential use of CFCs and halon for national defense or special places. This project also held educational trainings of seizure ODS smuggling to enhance the capability of customs officials in ODS seizure. And also assessing the feasibility of domestic destruction facilities to destroy those illegal importing ODS. Additionally, this project continues edit electronic newsletters of Ozone Layer Protection and irregularly update the information such as ODS regulation and alternatives on website Ozone Layer Protection in Taiwan.