Shipping and disposing of ozone-depleting substances

To protect the Earth’s ozone layer, there are rules for shipping and disposing of ozone-depleting liquids and gases in New Zealand. Find out what you need to do here.

About ozone-depleting substances

Some substances damage the Earth’s ozone layer and the international community is working towards phasing them out. Find out more about these substances and New…

Products that can and cannot be imported into New Zealand

You can import ozone-depleting substances – either as a bulk consignment of gas or within goods (like refrigerants) – only under limited circumstances.

Apply to import ozone-depleting substances

You must apply for a permit to import methyl bromide or an exemption to import other ozone-depleting substances. Find out how to do this here.

Exporting ozone-depleting substances

Ozone-depleting substances can be exported under certain conditions and you must apply to us for a permit first.

Disposing of ozone-depleting substances

It is illegal to release certain ozone-depleting substances into the atmosphere. Take care when disposing of old appliances and equipment.

New Zealand’s reporting on ozone-depleting substances

Your information contributes to New Zealand’s annual international reporting on ozone-depleting substances.