On December 1, 2022, the DOE of the Philippines officially published a regulation to expand the products covered by the Philippine Energy Label Program (PELP), adding cooking and food processing appliances, personal care equipment, ICT equipment and lighting. See more details in the following:
Philippines Significantly Expands Product Categories Subject to Energy Label Program
On August 23, 2022, the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) made a WTO/TBT notification of a DOE proposal circular to expand items subject to the Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP). The current PELP covers air conditioners, lighting, refrigerators, and televisions. However, the DOE’s circular proposes to target 10 items including space cooling appliances, refrigerated cooling appliances, multimedia appliances, ICT equipment, and small household appliances. A call for comments on this matter will be conducted until October 22, 2022.
The original text of the DOE’s circular proposal can be viewed at the following URL:
The following 10 items have been proposed for PELP in this circular proposal: