From 1 January 2017, refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment charged with HFCs shall not be placed on the market unless hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) charged in them are accounted for within the quota system.
For purposes of the Regulation, placing on the market includes customs release for free circulation in the Union.
For further information regarding the duty rates, you can refer to the UK Online Trade Tariff at

Changes Required

The 2014 EC number 517 F-gas regulations require importers and manufacturers of pre-charged HFC equipment to use a declaration of conformity.
This is a document that ensures their products have been filled with HFC gas that has been offset against the Europeans HFC F-gas Quota.
The document codes will be published as soon as they are finalised and CHIEF will be updated accordingly.
A new Prohibition and Restriction measure may be introduced to the affected commodity codes.

Goods Affected

Goods within Chapters 84,85,86,87,88,89,90 and 94


For UK information about obtaining and using F-gas quota, please refer to the following page;
For information about the EC HFC database, please see the following page;
For specific questions about HFCs, please send full details of your import and relevant background information and contacts to