During ATMOsphere America in Chicago in June 2016, Rene Desjardins from Environment Canada said Canada is in the process of devising new regulatory measures to reduce consumption of HFCs through a combination of phase-down and product-specific controls.
Phase-down provisions would apply to companies importing bulk HFCs. Four sectors are targeted: refrigeration and air conditioning, mobile air conditioning, foam products, and aerosol products.
According to the proposed regulation, product-specific controls would prohibit the import and manufacture of products or systems that contain HFCs.
The proposed new regulation would ban the use of HFCs in certain refrigeration and air conditioning sectors from a specific year, similar to the approach taken by the EU’s F-Gas Regulation and California’s proposed strategy.