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Decision XVIII/25: Non-compliance with regard to the transfer of CFC production rights by Greece

  1. To note that Greece ratified the Montreal Protocol on 29 December 1988, the London Amendment on 11 May 1993, the Copenhagen Amendment on 30 January 1995, the Montreal Amendment on 27 January 2006 and the Beijing Amendment on 27 January 2006 and is classified as a Party not operating under paragraph 1 of Article 5 of the Protocol;
  2. To note further that Greece has reported annual production for the Annex A, group I, controlled substances (CFCs) of 2,793.000 ODP-tonnes to meet the basic domestic needs of Parties operating under Article 5 of the Protocol, which exceeds the Party’s maximum allowable production level for those controlled substances of 1,168 ODP-tonnes;
  3. To note with appreciation the explanation submitted by the Party that it received a transfer of CFC production rights from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of 1,786 ODP-tonnes in 2004 such that its maximum allowable level of CFC production in that year increased to 2,954 ODP-tonnes, an amount greater than the total CFC production reported by Greece for 2004;
  4. To note with concern, however, that Greece did not notify the Secretariat prior to the date of the transfer and that it is therefore in non‑compliance with the provisions of Article 2 of the Protocol that prescribe the procedure for the transfer of production rights, while acknowledging the Party’s regret at its failure to comply with the notification requirement of Article 2 and its undertaking to ensure that any future transfers are conducted in accordance with that Article;