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Under the Counter: China’s Booming Illegal Trade in Ozone Depleting Substances

EIA has been actively tracking the global illegal trade in ozone depleting chemical since the mid-1990s and has built up a unique dossier on the methods and routes used by the ODS smugglers, as well as some of the key companies and individuals involved. In 1998 EIA revealed that China had overtaken Russia as the main source of illegal CFCs to the world.