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Under the provisions of the Ozone Layer Protection Ordinance, Chapter 403, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window) , certain ozone depleting substances are subject to quota and licensing control. The import of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), halons, methyl chloroform, methyl bromide, carbon tetrachloride, hydrobromofluorocarbons (HBFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) as listed in the Schedule to the Ordinance (Opens a new window) must be covered by a valid licence issued by Trade and Industry Department (Opens a new window) under the delegated authority from the Director of Environmental Protection. Import licences covering ozone depleting substances are only issued to traders registered under the Ozone Layer Protection Ordinance. The importer should obtain a permit for use of methyl bromide for quarantine from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (Opens a new window) before application for an import licence for the import of methyl bromide.

Ozone Depleting Substances