MEPS and Labelling for Household washing machines: TCVN 8526: 2010 (applied by 78/2013/QD-TTg)

Last updated: 4 November 2019

This standard is adopted based on the title year, but only takes effect in the market based on the following laws:

    • Decision 51/2011/QD-TTg & Decision 03/2013/QD-TTg stipulates the list of equipment subject to energy labelling program, application of MEPS and the roadmap.
          1. For home appliances group: As of January 1, 2014, it is not allowed to import and produce devices with energy efficiency below the minimum energy efficiency.
          2. For industrial equipment, office equipment and commercial equipment: From January 1, 2015, it is not allowed to import and produce equipment with energy efficiency levels below the minimum energy efficiency.
          3. For round light products (incandescent lamps): From January 1, 2013, it is forbidden to import, produce and circulate lamps with a capacity of greater than 60 W.
    • Decision 78/2013/QD-TTg, stipulates the list of equipment and roadmap for rejecting lower than MEPS appliance/equipment
          1. For household appliances and industrial equipment: From January 1, 2015, it is not allowed to import and produce equipment with energy efficiency levels below the minimum energy efficiency.

Promulgated 25 December 2013.

MEPS is based on:

E 25.0 Wh/kg

Comparative labelling is based on E:

1-star: 23.0 < E 25.0

2-star: 20.0 < E 23.0

3-star: 17.0 < E 20.0

4-star: 14.5 < E 17.0

5-star:  E 14.5

National standard TCVN 8526: 2010 for Household washing machines - Minimum energy efficiency level and method of energy efficiency determination have been replaced by National standard TCVN 8526: 2013 for Household washing machines - Effective energy efficiency and energy efficiency determination method.

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End uses covered
  • Appliances
  • Clothes washing