Singapore revises MEPS rules for VRF Air Conditioners

On April 1, 2021, the National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore implemented the “Energy Conservation (Regulated Goods and Registered Suppliers) (Amendment) Regulations 2021” and the “Energy Conservation (Prescribed Regulated Goods) …

Philippines DOE publishes implementing guidelines of energy labeling rules

Air conditioners, refrigerators, television sets, and lighting products are subject to the guidelines

On June 3, 2021, Department of Energy (DOE) of the Philippines published the implementing guidelines of the “Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP)” for air conditioners, refrigerators, television sets, and lights …

China revises energy efficiency labeling rules for five products

three-phase motors, transformers, fans, TVs and set-top boxes

China’s National Development and Reform Commission and State Administration for Market Regulation on May 17 published five sets of revised Energy Efficiency Labeling Implementation Rules (the “Rules”; 能源效率标识实施规则) for small …

Product Designs in India

In India, as in other countries, standards are issued to provide specifications for any goods, which are operated on a voluntary basis. However, based on enforceable laws and regulations such …

Expansion of Labeling and SDS Issuance Obligations in Japan

Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare announced estimated schedule for Expansion of substances subject to labeling and SDS issuance that will require mandatory measures

On February 15, 2021, the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) held a meeting of the Risk Assessment Working Group of the Study Group on the Management of Chemical …

Energy Conservation in China

1.Current state of energy conservation in China Energy saving is a basic national policy of China. China is implementing an energy development policy that balances “savings” and “development” and prioritizes …

Energy Efficiency for Products in India

In India, the Standards & Labeling Program (a five-star rating), an energy-efficiency labeling system for household electrical products, has been launched since May 2006, and products subject to both the …

Energy Conservation in India

Energy Conservation (This page) Energy Efficiency for Products   Since the 1990s, India has stepped up its efforts to conserve energy. In 2001, the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 was enacted, …

Energy conservation in Thailand

Thailand, EHS laws & regulations

Energy conservation in Thailand Energy conservation and promotion of energy efficiency is legally supported by Energy Conservation Promotion Act B.E. 2535 (1992). Energy conservation is defined as to produce and …

Thailand drafted industrial standard to implement RoHS2

Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) opened a draft industrial standard “TIS 2368–25XX Electrical And Electronic Equipment That May Contain Hazadous Substances : Restriction Of The Use Of Certain Hazardous Substances” …

India sets new energy efficiency standards for air conditioner

Mandatory default setting of 24°C

On October 30, 2019, India’s Ministry of Power issued a notification to amend energy efficiency standards for air conditioners subject to mandatory labeling under the “Standards & Labeling Programme”. The …

Vietnam notifies draft on water saving label scheme

6 types of products to be covered

On October 18, 2018, Vietnam’s Draft Notice on Standards to Identify Water Saving Products and Equipment (“Draft Notice”) was notified on the WTO/TBT. The draft is based on the “Governmental …