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The Montreal Protocol (MP) sets a timetable for phasing-out of a number of ozone depleting substances (ODS) and requires Parties to report on production and consumption of such ODS. The Montreal Protocol requires developing countries to control the consumption (production + import - export) of CFCs. Developing countries do not have to control the imports of HCFCs until 2015 and all QPS uses of methyl bromide are exempted (provided the country has ratified the 1992 Copenhagen Amendment). Therefore the focus of regional activities in the Pacific wil have to ensure the sustainable phase out of CFCs and that there is no "back-sliding" once phase-out has been achieved.The Regional Strategy is a workable tool and designed to achieve the objectives of the Montreal Protocol. The Regional Strategy is based on each country's National Compliance Action Plan (NCAP) that outlines tasks to achieve a complete phase-out of CFC's by the year 2005. In addition to the development of the Regional Strategy, PICs have hosted and participated in regional and international events to confirm their commitment to the Montreal Protocol. And over the three-year period, very good progress was made towards implementing the Regional Strategy.

Project Status
Start Date
Monday, July 1, 2002
End Date
Sunday, July 31, 2005
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Project Type
Total Funding
Project Scope
Project Outputs
1) Establishment of National Compliance Centers (NCC)
Project Activities
1) Signing of contracts with training providers for refrigeration technicians and Customs officers training.