F gas exporters: record keeping and reporting requirements
Find out if you need to keep records and report data to the EU if you export fluorinated greenhouse gases (F gases) from the EU.
You must report data for any year that you export 100 tonnes or more carbon dioxide equivalent of the following gases:
- fluorinated greenhouse gases (F gases) regulated by the EU
- gases with record keeping requirements under the EU F gas regulation
The 100 tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent reporting threshold is equal to 70kg of HFC 134a or 25kg of HFC 404A in a calendar year.
Find out how to calculate the carbon dioxide equivalent weight of other F gases.
What you must report
You must report the quantity of each of the gases that you exported from the EU:
- to be recycled
- to be reclaimed
- to be destroyed
- for reasons other than to be recycled, reclaimed or destroyed
When to send reports
You must send your data by 31 March of the following year.
The first year that you must report data for is 2014, so you’ll have to submit your first report by 31 March 2015.
How to send reports
Submit reports through the F gas portal on the European Commission website.
You’ll need to register for a European Commission account to access the F gas portal if you don’t already have one.
HFC phase down
The EU is cutting the availability of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are a type of F gas, by 79% between 2015 and 2030.
HFCs that are exported in bulk are exempt from the phase down.
The HFCs that are part of the phase down are listed in section 1 of the table of F gases regulated by the EU.
Find out more about the HFC phase down.