Dec 10, 2017

Tax concessions for HCFC-free fridges, ACs Featured

Tax concessions will be offered for the importation of HCFC-free, energy efficient refrigerators and air-conditioners, says environment ministry director Janaka Gunawardena.


The importation of fridges and ACs containing HCFC is due to be banned from next year.

A related gazette to be issued on 01 January also bans bringing used ones into the country too.

HCFC that replaced CFC too, has been found to be toxic.

Fridges and ACs account for almost half of the electricity consumption of middle and upper middle class families.