Infographic – ODS (ODS containing products) imports/exports control in Uzbekistan
In 1993, Uzbekistan joined and ratified the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (1985) and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (1987) and is currently in compliance with its obligations under the aforementioned international treaties.
By the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 247 dated November 11, 2005 «On improvement of import regulations in the Republic of Uzbekistan and export from the Republic of Uzbekistan of ozone-depleting substances and products containing them" the list of ozone-depleting substances, import into the Republic of Uzbekistan and export from the Republic of Uzbekistan is approved, which is carried out by the permission issued by the State Committee for Nature Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Also, Uzbekistan adopted a National Programme to phase-out the use of ozone-depleting substances (ODS). The program reflects the institutional and policy framework, strategic direction and measures for implementation of actions of the Republic of Uzbekistan to fulfil its obligations, the processes of phasing-out the ODS consumption for achievement an orderly transition to the new technologies with a minimum economic and social costs.
Control over the import and export of ODS and products containing them, as well as their registration is assigned to the State Customs Committee.
By the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 142 dated May 27, 2013 "On the Environmental Protection Action Programme of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2013-2017 years" Environmental Protection Action Programme of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2013-2017 approved, as well as activities on implementation of the Programme.
Implementation of the GEF/UNDP project "Initial Implementation of Accelerated Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) Phase Out in the CEIT Region – Uzbekistan" aimed at implementing measures to phase out the consumption of HCFC in Uzbekistan by 2030, is the part of the Action Programme, and the State Committee for Nature Protection and the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan are responsible for implementation of this project.
This infographic reflects the control process of import/export of ozone-depleting substances and products containing them in the Republic of Uzbekistan.