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F-Gas Quota
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Incumbent Quota

The EU F-Gas quota system is a regulatory framework aimed at reducing the use and emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-Gases) within the European Union.

This framework establishes annual quotas for the production and import of bulk F-Gases, which are potent contributors to climate change. The system enforces a gradual phase-down of these gases, by decreasing the total allocated volume of import quota every three years.

Companies under the confines of this legislation can benefit from AFS Cooling's large network across Europe to manage their importing needs.

Several compelling reasons exist for companies to purchase incumbent quotas. First, these quotas can be essential for businesses with existing equipment that uses high-GWP refrigerants. Retrofitting or replacing such equipment can be costly and disruptive. Incumbent quotas enable these companies to continue operating their current infrastructure legally, postponing the need for significant capital investments.

Furthermore, incumbent quotas provide businesses with valuable time to plan and implement a transition to lower-GWP alternatives strategically. This can help them avoid rushed decisions and ensure the selection of the most suitable and cost-effective replacement technologies. For businesses that operate in sectors where high-GWP refrigerants are challenging to substitute, incumbent quotas provide a lifeline, allowing them to continue their operations while exploring innovative solutions for the future.

Companies that secure incumbent quotas also gain a competitive advantage by demonstrating their commitment to responsible environmental stewardship and compliance with regulations, which can enhance their reputation and appeal to environmentally conscious customers and partners.

Our knowledge of regulatory and legal frameworks helps you maintain compliance and minimise risk.

Sourcing and Procurement

  • Identifying and sourcing products
    We research and identify the products you want to import, taking into account market demand, quality, and price considerations.
  • Supplier selection
    We evaluate potential suppliers, negotiating terms, and establishing relationships with reliable manufacturers or suppliers.

Import Documentation & Compliance

  • Import regulations and compliance
    We help you stay up-to-date with import regulations, tariffs, customs duties, and any trade restrictions imposed.
  • Documentation and paperwork
    We manage the necessary documentation, which may include import permits, customs declarations, bills of lading, and certificates of origin.
  • Customs clearance
    We coordinate with customs brokers to ensure that the goods are legally and smoothly imported.

Supply Chain & Logistics Management

  • Order Placement
    We place orders for the required goods. This involves specifying quantities, delivery dates, and terms of payment.
  • Transportation and shipping
    We organize the transportation of goods from the supplier's location to the importing country, selecting appropriate shipping methods.