On 23 January 2020, EPEE participated to a conference organised by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) on the fight against illegal imports of refrigerant gases.
The conference was organised in close cooperation with two Commission departments, DG TAXUD and DG CLIMA. The conference brought together representatives from EU industry, experts from the EU national customs administrations and from the ministries of environment. The objective was twofold:
(1) to listen and gather information from industry and other stakeholders that could help us with our work;
(2) to share experience and strengthen the exchange of information among customs authorities and the competent environmental authorities.
On this occasion, Andrea Voigt, EPEE’s Director General, introduced the association and the work it carries out with three other leading associations in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) sector – AREA, ASERCOM and EFCTC – to fight against illegal trade of refrigerants.
Please find more information in OLAF’s press release here.