Bhutan National Environment Commission of Bhutan makes it mandatory to obtain a license for HFCs import from January 2021

National Environment Commission of Bhutan issued a Notification (NEC/HFC-Ozone/2020/1743) dated December 28, 2020, requiring importers of HFCs to obtain an import permit from the National Ozone Unit prior to the import from January 2021.

The registration form for obtaining an import permit can be downloaded from the following URL.
http://www.nec.gov.bt/necs/r22-permit/

In addition to information on the importer (name, contact information, company name, business type, etc.), this registration form should also include information on the HFCs to be imported (chemical name, HS code, quantity, supplier information, port of entry, planned import date, and end user).

Bhutan ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol in 2019, which requires phasing out the production and consumption of HFCs.

This Notification can be downloaded from the following URL.
http://www.nec.gov.bt/necs/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/HFC-notication.pdf

The contact address for inquiries to the authorities regarding this matter is as follows.
[email protected] / [email protected]