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Feature Continued from page 35 relevant officers to identify the controlled substances in order to monitor legal entry and any possible illegal trade that may take place. This will ensure that South Africa meets phase-out targets for ODSs and thus comply with the Montreal Protocol requirements. Objectives The training had the following objectives: • To strengthen the control ODSs and other related refrigerants imported and exported through South African sea ports of entries. • To strengthen the implementation and enforcement of ODS Regulations at the ports of entries. • To provide an overview on the management of ODSs which includes the licensing system and quota allocations. • To introduce the background, provisions and phase-out schedules of the Montreal Protocol. • To provide trainees with the skills and equipment to safely inspect refrigerants related consignments (for example mislabelling). • To train inspectors on the practical use of the ‘Portable Refrigerant Identifiers and Tariff Heading’ quick tool document. • To train customs and enforcement officers on the identification method of imported and exported hazardous waste. 1 1. 2. 3. The Beit Bridge dry dock staff receives training. Refrigerant analyser kits. Training Training was organised and undertaken by the DEA in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). The training was on ODSs, management of ODSs and the trans-boundary movement of hazardous waste where methods of receiving such consignments were outlined. The first segment of the training was conducted at the Durban port in November 2014 over Continued on page 39 2 3 Handing over of the analyser at the Durban port. Lubabalo Maweni (deputy director: Ozone Depleting Substances (NOU) holding a disposable cylinder containing HCFC-22. Trainee testing at Beit Bridge. www.hvacronline.co.za RACA Journal I June 2016 37