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Customs officers prevent import of equipment that destroys ozone layer into Tashkent

According to current legislation, the import of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment manufactured using ozone-depleting or related substances is prohibited.

Photo: Customs Committee

According to the capital’s customs department, the “Toshkent Tovar” foreign trade customs post controls the import of environmentally hazardous, ozone-depleting hazardous substances and equipment.

According to the current regulations, the import of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment manufactured using ozone-depleting or related substances is prohibited.

Recently, the post discovered attempts to circumvent this restriction during customs inspection of imported equipment.

In particular, it was revealed that imported high-pressure air drying equipment and refrigeration equipment for the beverage bottling line operate on R-22 freon, which is included in the list of ozone-depleting substances.

For this reason, equipment worth a total of 143.5 million soums is currently taken into temporary storage. It is expected that in the future they will be removed from the republic.

On the above fact, a customs inquiry is being carried out.

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