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Ozone Unit Contact Persons
  Ministry: Environment General Authority (EGA)
Address: P.O. Box 83618
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Contact: Mr. Mohamoud S. Hamouda
Position: Technical Advisor
Tel: (+218 21) 483 9991
Fax: (+218 21) 4833 9991
Contact: Mr. Khalifa A. Elawej
Tel: (+218 21) 4873761
Fax: (+218 21) 4870266/4872160
E-Mail: elawej@hotmail.com
Methyl Bromide Trend Analysis
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Methyl Bromide Usage Sector

About 13 tonnes of MB is used for0 QPS

Libya imports MB from France and Belgium, in a formulation containing 98% MB and 2% Chloropicrin. The horticulture is the only sector where methyl bromide is used in Libya. Horticulture production is mainly concentrated around the larger cities of Tripoli, Benghazi, Misurata, Zuwara and Sebha. The approximate total area of production under protected horticulture is about 4000 ha. The main crops are tomatoes, melons (cantaloupes), pepper, cucumbers, eggplants and other vegetables such as onions, pumpkins, garlic, spinach and lettuces. MB is generally applied only in protected crops (under glasshouses, fiberglass and plastic greenhouses) to the total soil surface at a dosage of 60 g/m 2. There is a very limited use in open fields for fruits and ornamental nurseries.

Approved Methyl bromide Multilateral Funds Projects
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Ratification Status
Instrument Ratification Status Action in Progress
Vienna Convention (1985) 7/11/1990    
Montreal Protocol (1987) 7/11/1990    
London Amendment (1990) 7/12/2001    
Copenhagen Amendment (1992) 9/24/2004    
Montreal Protocol (1997)   Not ratified  
Beijing Amendment (1999)   Not ratified  
Ozone Depleting Substance Regulation Status

Ozone Act is in place. However a government committee has been established to proceed with the licensing system. A draft regulation on ODS was prepared. The regulation is now undergoing approval through official channels.

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