Concerns on China's Planned Energy Efficiency Label

Published: 21 December 2004

Policies & Issues: Energy & Climate

Orgalime is concerned by the news that the People’s Republic of China has announced at the WTO a new 'Administrative Regulation for Energy Efficiency label'.  The adoption of this regulation means that from 1 March 2005 'energy using products' brought to the Chinese market will have to be labelled indicating the class of energy efficiency; the energy efficiency will have to be tested according to product specific national Chinese standards; and each product will have to be registered with a competent Chinese authority before it is placed on the market, among other specifications.

The scope of the regulation and short time frame before implementation will pose major problems for industry.

Orgalime has highlighted our industry's concerns, and recommendations for action by the Commission in this position paper.

References: G/TBT/N/CHN/59

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