Information on HFC imports

Did you know that you MUST have an authorization issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) to import bulk hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), including HFC refrigerant blends?
If you intend on importing HFCs into Canada, you must ensure you have the necessary authorizations from ECCC. HFCs are potent greenhouse gases commonly used as refrigerant in refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, as a foaming agent in foams and as a propellant in aerosol products.

Since 2019, a gradual phase-down of HFC consumption has been in place to implement Canada’s international obligations under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, including the Kigali Amendment. The United Nations estimated that phasing down HFCs globally will reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 105 billion tons of CO2 by 2100.