|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements, Policy Support|
|Policy Target:||Appliances>Residential, Appliances>Commercial|
|Agency:||China National Institute of Standardisation|
In context, the appliance efficiency standards was introduced in 1988 following the Standardization Law of China (中华人民共和国标准化法). The law details rules for management, formulation, and implementation designating the State Council administrative department to oversee the process. The first batch of minimum efficiency performance standards (MEPS) occured in 1989 to include 8 categories of appliances.
MEPS were created in 1989, and since then there have been a variety of improvements and additions to the regulations as technology improves. Now the policy covers a wide range of selected industrial, commercial and residential appliances.
The policy divides regulations into several categories with a frequently-updated list of products within each category:
The government currently aims to eliminate the bottom 20% of efficiency in the market. The internal tools to assess efficiency standards in China lack robust survey data and reliant primarily on market research data.
In principal the standards for assessing efficiency in China include:
China's Standard Setting Process
Last modified: Fri, 19 May 2017 15:51:03 CEST