The EBA has always supported the need to harmonize the requirements for ecodesign and energy labeling of household appliances and electronics in accordance with the EU legislation. In particular, EBA members of drew the attention of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (State Agency) to the fact that a number of provisions of Ukrainian technical regulations do not comply with the relevant provisions of EU Directives.
In particular, the Technical regulations on ecodesign requirements for TVs did not foresee adequate transition periods. Moreover, after its entry into force, it had to apply to all equipment already placed at the market. At the same time, such equipment could be stored for a long time in warehouses or in the retail network and, accordingly, could not fully meet the requirements of the new regulation, e.g. might not have proper documentation.
As for, the Technical regulations on ecodesign requirements for circulating pumps, as a result of a technical error, regarding the date of entry into force of one of the requirements, Ukrainian regulation had a stricter requirement for pumps that were introduced into the market from 1 January 2020 than the relevant EU Directive. Moreover, according to EBA members it is virtually impossible to implement at present such strict requirement that put into question the import and sale of circulating pumps in Ukraine.
Therefore, the EBA Consumer Electronics Committee held several meetings and addressed official letters to relevant Government agencies with a request to facilitate the development of a resolution on amendments to these technical regulations as soon as possible.
We are grateful to the State Agency and Ministry of Energy for elaboration and publication of the relevant draft Resolution for public consideration and hope for further constructive cooperation aimed to adopt it as soon as possible.
In case you require additional information please contact Viktoriia.Kulykova@eba.com.ua, Consumer Electronics Committee manager.