If implemented, these provisions will:
Medical applications represent only a small fraction of the total HFC consumption in the European market. For example a recent publication by the Danish Ministry of Environment on HFC usage in the year 2010 , where industrial HFC usage has been subject to taxation and use-bans for a number of years, shows that less than 1.2% of the GWP-weighted consumption of HFCs is attributable to the use of HFCs in MDIs.
It is our understanding that HFCs for use in MDIs are exempt from the Danish Tax on HFCs and Mexichem strongly supports exemption of HFCs for medical applications from the proposed Regulation or, at the very least, a regime whereby HFCs for medical uses should not be subject to the HFC quota or to any fee or tax. To this end, Mexichem is engaging with a number of stakeholders in the regulatory process to gain recognition for this critical use that has a direct bearing on people’s health and quality of life.