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China Energy Label Law

Last updated: 16 April 2021
In 1999, the China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS) promulgated the process of revising single-period mandatory energy efficiency standards that were more consistent with international best practices. Alongside this development, China Standards Certification Center launched a new voluntary energy efficiency endorsement labelling program targeting the top 25% most efficient products.The NDRC also issued the Management Method for Energy Conservation Products Certification to establish the administrative framework for certifying standards and the voluntary endorsement label.
These policies first put forth in 1999 has grown since.
Related policies include developments in 2005:
Following legal provisions from the Energy Conversation Law, and support from the Product Quality Law and Legislation on Certification & Accreditation, the provisions and implementations were solidified in the Administration Regulation on Energy Efficiency Label mandate within this new law.
The mandatory energy efficiency label identifies a product's efficiency on a scale of 1 to 5, with one being the least efficient and 5 the most. Labels must be present at the point of sale of any product covered by the mandate. Manufacturers are required to submit product performance information to CELC but allowed to print the label on their own products and product literatures.
The mandatory energy efficiency label identifies a product's efficiency on a scale of 1 to 5, with one being the least efficient and 5 the most. Labels must be present at the point of sale of any product covered by the mandate. Manufacturers are required to submit product performance information to CELC but allowed to print the label on their own products and product literatures.
Initially covering only two products, today the mandatory energy efficieny label covers:
room air-conditioner
household refrigerator
electric washing machine
self-contained air-conditioner
self-ballasted fluorescent lamp
high pressure sodium lamp
gas water heater
water chilling unit
small and medium-sized three-phase asynchronous motor
variable speed room air-conditioner
multi-connected air-conditioner unit
household electromagnetism stove
electric storing water heater
computer monitor
photocopier
air compressor
AC contactor
automatic rice cooker
AC electric fan

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