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Procedure NameControls for Ozone Depleting Substances - ODS
Description

This Procedure details the requirements and controls for the import, export and transit of Ozone Depleting substances in the Lao PDR. This includes the import. export and transit of machinery - for example air conditioners, refrigerators and heat-pumps - that contain or use ODSs.

CategoryImport/Export

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NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity To
Requirement to Register for imported ODSRegistration RequirementMinistry of Natural Resources and Environment Anyone wishing to import Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS) or ODS-based equipment, first he or she must register a yearly plan with the Department of Pollution Control, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in order to obtain a certificate that specifies the quantities which will be imported.to control and monitor the issuing of import/export licence for ozone depleting sustances and ensure the accuracy of anual reports to the ozone secretariat. Ministerial Decision on Ozone Depleting Substances Management No. 7858/MONRE31-12-9999
Requirement to obtain import permit for ODSPermit RequirementMinistry of Natural Resources and Environment After import registration, importer of Ozone Depleting Susbtances (cooler substances or air cooler substances) or ODS-based equipment (Air cooler or Air conditioners) shall obtain an import permit from Department of Pollution Control, Ministry of Natural Resources and EnvironmentTo monitor and control the quatity imported Ozone Depleting Susbtances (cooler substances or air cooler substances) or ODS-based equipment (Air cooler or Air conditioners)as it is an obligation to the Monghean Agreement to protect the environment.Ministerial Decision on Ozone Depleting Substances Management No. 7858/MONRE31-12-9999
Inspection Requirement for Imported ODS (R22) Inspection RequirementMinistry of Natural Resources and Environment All kind of ODS must be inspected before import, or distribution by officer of Department of Pollution Control, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment or the Provincial Department of Natural Resouces and Environment.To proect the consumers and the environment, especially the Ozone layer. Ministerial Decision on Ozone Depleting Substances Management No. 7858/MONRE31-12-9999
Requirement to obtain transit permit for ODS and ODS based equipmentPermit RequirementMinistry of Natural Resources and Environment Prior to the transit of ODS and ODS-based equipment, business operators shall notify, register and submit application for a transit permit to MoNRE and to check for the amount from the original country and destination country at least 15 workingdays before the actual transit.To monitor and manage the transit amount of ODS and ODS based products based on the Monghean Agreement.Ministerial Decision on Ozone Depleting Substances Management No. 7858/MONRE31-12-9999
Requirement to obtain export permit for ODSPermit RequirementMinistry of Natural Resources and Environment prior to export of ODS and ODS-based equipment, the business operators must register and submit applications to MoNRE for permit the import-export licensing at least 15 working days.Lao PDR doesn't not export any ODS (refrigerant in servicing air conditioning and refrigeration products) and ODS based (Air conditioners)Ministerial Decision on Ozone Depleting Substances Management No. 7858/MONRE31-12-9999
Labelling Requirement for Imported ODS (R22)TBTMinistry of Natural Resources and Environment All kind of ODS must be labelled before import, or distribution by officer of Department of Pollution Control, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment or the Provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment.To proect the consumers and the environment, especially the Ozone layer.Ministerial Decision on Ozone Depleting Substances Management No. 7858/MONRE31-12-9999