Kigali amendment : US industry expresses its concerns in a letter to vice-president Mike Pence.

According to The Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Alliance Industry, the Senate ratification of the Kigali Amendment should be one of 2017 legislative priorities for the Donald Trump administration.
On 6 January 2017, the Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Industry Alliance sent a letter to vice-president Mike Pence. In this letter, 11 of the most influential US HVACR organisations urge members of the Senate to ratify the Kigali amendment signed in October 2016.

The HVACR Industry Alliance underlines the impact of HVACR industry on the US economy in different areas such as modern medicine or food preservation. The HVACR systems also ensure the operation of information technology systems. In its letter, the HVACR Industry Alliance therefore insists on the importance of the ratification of the Kigali amendment. Indeed, If  not ratified, the HVACR Industry Alliance warns that US manufacturers’ goods would not be able to be sold in countries that have approved the Kigali amendment, which would have a devastating impact on US manufacturing and employment”

The HVACR Industry Alliance includes different groups such as the ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning Engineers), the AHRi (Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute), and the Canadian Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI).

The letter can be downloaded on the top of the page.