The State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine took into account the EBA position and published the updated draft CMU Resolution on Amendments to Some CMU Resolutions approving Technical Regulations on Energy Labelling of Consumer Electronics in line with our comments and proposals on 29 May 2013.
Background: The draft CMU Resolution was elaborated by the State Agency in order to harmonise Ukrainian requirements to energy labelling of consumer electronics in accordance with updated EU legislation. Thus, the draft CMU Resolution foresaw amendments to three technical regulations in the sphere of energy labelling, namely: the Technical Regulations on Energy Labelling of Household Electric Appliances adopted by the CMU Resolution from 6 January No. 5, the Technical Regulations on Energy Labelling of Refrigerators, Freezers and their Combinations adopted by the CMU Resolution from 16 February 2011 No. 107, and the Technical Regulations on Energy Labelling of Household Washing Machines adopted by the CMU Resolution from 16 February 2011 No. 108 (hereinafter – the Technical Regulations).
The EBA Consumer Electronics Committee (hereinafter – the Committee) supported the aims and the activity of the State Agency. At the same time the Committee members argued against the provision of the draft CMU Resolution that provided for public market surveillance of equipment’s compliance with requirements of the Technical Regulations from 1 January 2014. Representatives of industry were concerned that in such a short period of time is extremely difficult to develop and to produce energy labels.
Thus, the Committee actively advocated the idea of prolongation of the period from which the state authorities will check the equipment’s compliance: from 6 months to 1 year. The proposed amendment could allow market participants to prepare themselves for compliance with the Technical Regulations. As a result of the EBA’s efforts the State Agency has elaborated an amendment to the draft CMU Resolution which provided that public market surveillance of equipment’s compliance with requirements of the Technical Regulations will start from 1 July 2014 instead of 1 January 2014 as was foreseen in the previous draft version.
We would like to thank all EBA members who supported and contributed to EBA lobbying efforts that resulted in this progress and we will keep you informed of further developments.