You need a quota to produce or import hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - the most common type of fluorinated gas (F gas).
You must first join the EU HFC registry if you want to produce or import:
- equipment containing HFCs
If you placed HFCs on the market between 2015 and 2016 you’re an incumbent quota holder. The European Commission gives you a quota each year based on your market share.
Each year you may apply for a quota to produce HFCs or import them to the UK if you want to:
- produce or import HFCs equivalent to 100 tonnes or more of carbon dioxide in a year for the first time
- increase your quota if you’re an incumbent quota holder
Find out how to calculate the weight of an F gas in carbon dioxide equivalent
Once you have quota you can:
- use it yourself to produce or import gas
- transfer your quota to another gas producer or importer (unless you are a new entrant)
- authorise an equipment manufacturer or importer to use your quota
The EU is phasing down HFCs by 79% by 2030 from a 2012 baseline, so you may need to look for alternatives.