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Proposal to extend the Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy to cover hydrofluorocarbons used as foam blowing agents

This consultation has closed.

About this consultation

The Government is seeking views on a proposed extension of the Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy (SGG Levy). This proposed extension would mean the levy would be charged on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) imported as a component in formulated polyol used in the manufacture of polyurethane foam. It would directly affect importers of polyol that contains HFCs as a foam blowing agent. Foam-blowers and formulators of foam that do not contain HFCs at import will be affected indirectly.

Consultation document 

Read the consultation document

Submissions close at 5.00pm on Friday 20 January 2017.

Make a submission

You can give us your feedback by completing the online submission form below.

Alternatively you can also write your own submission and email it to info@mfe.govt.nz as a PDF or Microsoft Word document.

If you are posting your submission, send it to SGG Levy Consultation, Ministry for the Environment, PO Box 10362, Wellington 6143 and include:

  • the title of the consultation (SGG Levy Consultation)
  • your name or organisation
  • postal address
  • telephone number
  • email address.

Online submission form

Using the form

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Next steps

Submissions will be analysed by the Ministry for the Environment and reported to the Minister for Climate Change Issues for final decisions. If a decision is taken to extend the SGG levy this may be implemented in the second quarter of 2017. Updates will be provided on this website.

Contact us

Email: info@mfe.govt.nz

Post: SGG Levy Consultation, Ministry for the Environment, PO Box 10362, Wellington 6143

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