What is quota?

Quota = the total quantity of HFC refrigerants allowed to be placed on the market expressed as CO2 Equivalent Tonnes.
Quota is

A greater quantity of lower GWP refrigerants can be sold compared to those with a higher GWP.
Low GWP v high GWP refrigerant

Forecast Quota for 2018
  • 2016 saw a reduction of 13m CO2 Eq T
  • At the end of 2017 we will see a further 55m CO2 Eq T reduction
  • Quota allowed in 2018 will be 115m CO2 Eq T (which has to include pre charged equipment imports)
Refrigerant Quota pie chart

Summary of reductions in quota
Reductions in quota

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