Luanda - At least 62,186 tonnes kg of substances regulated by Montreal Protocol have been introduced in Angola during 2003/ 2011 period, according to the data released by National Customs Service.
The official of National Ozone Unit of Environment Ministry, Ivone António Pascoal told
Angop Tuesday that among the imported substances highlight goes to chlorofluorocarbons
(CFCs), halons, methyl chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)
and methyl bromide.
Among these substances, according to Ivone Pascoal, Angola consumes more
chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) in the sectors of
refrigeration and air conditioning.
"The amendment of Montreal recommends the signatory countries to employ the regulations
on substances that deplete the ozone layer," the official emphasised.
With the approval in June 2011 of Regulation stipulating the rules on production, export,
re-export and import of substances, equipment and harmful particles devices, the work of
supervision and awareness will be increasingly reinforced in the framework of the International commitments.
Under the control of imports, the Ministry of Environment, through the National Unity of
ozone layer, will continue training the staff in the speciality of identification of ozone depleting
The National Assembly approved the country's adhesion to Vienna Convention and Montreal
Protocol on 11 June 1998 and became signatory member on May 17, 2000.