Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2004
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards>Product standards, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards>Sectoral standards, Regulatory Instruments>Monitoring, Regulatory Instruments>Obligation schemes , Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements
Policy Target:Appliances, Appliances>Commercial, Appliances>Residential, Commercial services/Tertiary, Industry>Energy-intensive, Industry>Light Manufacturing, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Agency:NDRC and China Standards Certification Center

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:

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:

  1. room air-conditioner
  2. household refrigerator
  3. electric washing machine
  4. self-contained air-conditioner
  5. self-ballasted fluorescent lamp
  6. high pressure sodium lamp
  7. gas water heater
  8. water chilling unit
  9. small and medium-sized three-phase asynchronous motor
  10. variable speed room air-conditioner
  11. multi-connected air-conditioner unit
  12. household electromagnetism stove
  13. electric storing water heater
  14. computer monitor
  15. photocopier
  16. air compressor
  17. AC contactor
  18. automatic rice cooker
  19. AC electric fan


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