TODAY IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2018, 7:10:45 PM
FCS of Russia was Awarded for Contribution to Protection of Earth’s Ozone Layer

Mr. Sergey Shklyaev, Head of the Department for Specific Goods Control of Trade Restrictions, Currency and Export Control Directorate of the Federal Customs Service of Russia, attended the meeting, dedicated to the customs cooperation among the countries of Europe and Central Asia in the sphere of prevention of the illegal transportation of ozone-depleting substances. The meeting took place on 8-12 October, 2012, in Istanbul (Turkey) and became a continuation of previous meetings in Budapest (Hungary) in 2009 and Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) in 2010. At the international forum, the Russian FCS was awarded with Medal of Honor, established by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), in recognition of the Earth’s ozone layer protection, as well as with Certificate of Merit, established by the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and its Montreal Protocol, UNEP, and the World Customs Organization. During the awarding ceremony in Istanbul, it was particularly noted that the Russian Federation is the leader in the sphere of prevention of the illegal ozone-depleting substances transportation across the borders of the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. It was also observed, that Russia is actively involved in forming of the Customs Union legislation, directed to fulfil the international obligations.

The meeting was attended by customs officials and ozone commissioners from Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Croatia, and Montenegro.

The meeting was held within the framework of the project “Commencement of the regional cooperation in the ODS turnover control in the countries of Europe and Central Asia”, which was approved for the Czech Republic and UNEP by the Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund for the Montreal Protocol execution. The project was organized by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of Turkey, together with the UNEP Regional Ozone Network in Europe and Central Asia, in cooperation with the Czech Republic and UNIDO-Turkey.