Check out the two maps below to see the most recent situation in Europe: where have illegal HFCs been seized recently, and which actions are governments taking?

STEP BY STEP, EUROPE IS LOCKING THE DOOR ON CRIMINALS WHO TRY TO IMPORT HFCS ILLEGALLY INTO THE EU

Actions by the European Commission, OLAF, and several EU Member States have led to a broader recognition of the illegal trade, tightened enforcement in some Member States, and a large number of seizures.

Map key:

Amount of illegal
HFCs seized (kg)

Amount of Action Line reports
received (March 2019 - May 2021)

No reports

POSITIVE ENFORCEMENT DEVELOPMENTS ACROSS EUROPE

Thanks to tighter enforcement in several EU member states, criminals are successfully being deterred. Further harmonisation of these stronger enforcement measures across Europe would ensure that no HFCs are traded illegally across EU borders any longer.

You can help tracing down the criminals behind this illegal trade, by reporting suspicious activity to the EFCTC Action Line. The Action Line has received 111 reports in 2020, leading directly to criminal investigations.

Map Key:

National regulation or legislation implemented

Various enforcement measures taken or new legislation in process

No developments as of yet

Contact us – Help stop HFC smuggling

If you have knowledge of, or see, any suspicious or illegal trading activity, report it. We will protect your anonymity and take the necessary steps to investigate.

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Use the anonymous EFCTC integrity line to learn about, and report, illicit HFC activity.

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