The Worldwide Illegal Trade in Ozone-Depleting Substances
Investigations by EIA prove that the integrity, effectiveness and successes of the Montreal Protocol are seriously imperiled by the large scale illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances (ODS). The findings of these investigations show that without new and additional actions to combat this illegal trade the on-going depletion of the world’s ozone layer will persist as a damning legacy of the 20th century.
EIA has uncovered a growing illegal market for CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) and halons from developing countries – in particular China – to developed countries, including the USA, UK, France, Spain, Italy and Germany.
New scientific data on the impact of ODS on the ozone layer clearly defines the compelling need for action.