The proposed Regulations notified in G/TBT/N/CAN/595 (dated 16 July 2019) was adopted 23 August 2020 as the Regulations Amending the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations.
These Amendments came into force on 25 August 2020.
The Regulations are the instrument through which Canada implements its obligations under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (the Montreal Protocol), including the Kigali Amendment to phase down HFCs.
The Amendments permanently correct the Canadian HFC consumption baseline (18 008 795 tonnes CO2 equivalent), prior to the expiry of the Interim Order published on 27 October 2018.
In addition, the Amendments extend, until 31 December 2029, provisions in the Regulations that allow the consumption of HCFC-123 to service existing fire extinguishing systems. This aligns with a recent adjustment to the Montreal Protocol adopted at the 30th Meeting of the Parties to ensure that these safety systems continue to be serviced until 2029, if needed.