Philippines Philippines: WTO/TBT notification of proposal to expand energy labeled items

10 new regulated items to be added – ICT equipment, small household appliances, multimedia appliances, etc.

Philippines: WTO/TBT notification of proposal to expand energy labeled items

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:
https://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2022/TBT/PHL/22_5736_01_e.pdf

 

The following 10 items have been proposed for PELP in this circular proposal:

Author / Responsibility

HIROSE Nao

Researcher, Research & Consulting Dept. EnviX Ltd.

Business Performance

In charge of Southeast Asia for managing information on the environmental regulations.

Background

BA, Human Life and Environmental Sciences, Ochanomizu University

HIROSE Nao