F-Gas Regulation - update

After extensive negotiations, an agreed text was approved on 18th December 2013.  
 
It will be published and sent to the Parliament and Council for final approval. This will require a vote in the Parliament Environment Committee and then the Parliament plenary which will probably be in February or March 2014.  It will, afterwards, require approval by the European Council. Neither approvals are likely to be controversial. It is anticipated the new regulation will take effect from 1st January 2015.
 
A summary of the key elements of the legislation provided to us by FETA is attached here.
 
We are happy to discuss in more detail the implications of these changes with our customers.