Moving F gas between Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Guide

Last updated 5 March 2021

Northern Ireland (NI) is in the EU F gas system.

Moving F gas from GB to NI

To move HFCs (the most common type of F gas) from GB to NI, you must comply with EU quota and registration requirements.

If you import HFCs to NI, you must:

  • register on the EU HFC Registry
  • have sufficient quota or quota authorisation to cover the amount of HFC you’re importing
  • make a customs declaration - you can use the Trader Support Service to make your declaration
  • include imports from GB in your annual EU HFC report

If you export HFCs from GB, you must include your exports to NI in your annual GB HFC report.

Moving F gas from NI to GB

To move HFCs from NI to GB, you must comply with GB quota and registration requirements.

If you import HFCs to GB, you must:

If you export HFCs from NI, you must include exports to GB in your annual EU HFC report.