Canada bans R-134A and R-404A after Dec. 31 without essential-purpose permit

The Air-conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is continuing its work with Environmental and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) to secure an essential-purpose permit to allow automatic commercial ice maker manufacturers to continue importing products with R-134A and R-404A after the refrigerants are phased out in Canada Dec. 31. Manufacturers who are not AHRI members need to secure their own essential-purpose permits.