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


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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 

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Submissions closed at 5.00pm on Friday 20 January 2017.

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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


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