In the past two days, many sellers and friends have received emails about Amazon’s energy efficiency labeling regulations: sellers are required to upload energy efficiency labels and product information before March 3, 2023, otherwise the products will be removed.
EU Energy Efficiency Labeling Regulations apply to energy labeled products. These goods are sold to EU consumers or used within the EU and consume energy in the process.
Products that bear the Energy Efficiency Label include: air conditioners, lighting, electronic displays, washing machines, dishwashers, tumble dryers and refrigerators. The EU energy efficiency labeling regulation does not apply to second-hand goods, but second-hand goods imported from outside the EU are subject to the regulation.
1. What is the EU Energy Efficiency Label
The full name of ERP is Energy-related Products (that is, energy-related products). If you want to sell energy products to Europe, you must pass the ERP energy efficiency test. ERP certification is the energy efficiency certification part of CE certification, called EPR energy efficiency test. In 2013 March Mandatory implementation began on January 1.
Simple understanding of ERP energy efficiency test: If it is an electronic product, it is to test the power consumption of this product. For example, this product can be used for 2 days per kilowatt-hour, which is a very power-saving level, so the energy efficiency level can be judged as A level.
The basic process of obtaining ERP energy efficiency label: merchants need to take their own products to do ERP energy efficiency test in a qualified laboratory, obtain the ERP test report issued by the laboratory, and then register with the EU official agency to obtain the ERP energy efficiency label. There is a QR code on the ERP energy efficiency label, and consumers can scan the QR code to see the relevant energy consumption information of the product.
The content of the label mainly includes:
1. Trademark or supplier name;
3. Energy efficiency level;
4. Energy consumption in working mode, the unit is /100h;
5. QR code, users can directly link to the database after scanning;
6. The energy efficiency level that the product meets;
2. Who should register the energy efficiency label
All manufacturers, importers, distributors and remote sellers placing energy efficient products on the EU market;
That is to say, as long as you put "energy efficiency-related products" on the EU market during production or trade, you must register for the EU energy efficiency label.
3. Which products need to register energy efficiency labels
The European Union's "Energy Labeling Framework Regulations" (/1369) stipulates that the following products must obtain energy labels:
Heaters (space heating and water heating)
Refrigerators and Freezers (Household)
Electronic displays (including televisions)
Ventilation Equipment (Residential)
washing machine (household)
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4. What is the significance of ERP energy efficiency testing and certification?
With the improvement of living standards, people's awareness of environmental protection is also increasing. European developed countries will also consider environmental protection factors when formulating relevant policies to ensure sustainable social development. A simple understanding of many energy products is that we believe that products that consume more energy in the production, distribution, use, and disposal links must meet the requirements of energy efficiency testing, so as to improve the overall environmental performance of products, protect the environment, and protect industries and consumers. Interests.
5. What are the changes in the new EU energy efficiency label?
On December 5, 2019, the European Commission announced the new ERP Regulation (EU)/2020 and Energy Efficiency Labeling Regulation (EU)/2015 for lighting products. The new standard will replace the current ErP Regulation/2009, EC/2009, EU/2012 and Energy Labeling Regulation EU/2012. The implementation date stipulated in the new regulations is September 1, 2021. From December 25, 2019, the old version of the energy efficiency label is no longer applicable.
The main differences between the old and new tags are:
1. The ENERG logo is different from before;
2. The location of the supplier name and product model is different from before;
3. The grade classification is different: the new labels are A to G grades, and the previous ones are A+++ to D grades;
4. A QR code has been added. By scanning the QR code in the upper right corner, consumers can access more detailed product information in the European Energy Label Product Registration Center called EPREL.
5. The new label can also display icons for information such as product capacity or size, noise level or water consumption, providing consumers with useful information at a glance.
6. Energy efficiency label registration process
1. Carry out energy efficiency testing in accordance with EU energy efficiency regulations, and obtain product energy efficiency testing reports;
2. Prepare product information sheets and technical documents;
3. Product registration in the EU EPREL database;
4. Generate energy efficiency labels and product information sheets and upload them to the sales platform.
7. Registration requirements:
1. Obtain product energy efficiency test report;
2. To create an EU login account in the European Union EPREL, it should be noted that companies from non-EU countries cannot directly register with the official, and need to designate an authorized representative in the European Economic Area , and the authorized representative needs to pass electronic certification to serve it Agent product registration.
That is to say, the energy efficiency label can only be produced after the official registration of the European Union, and an energy efficiency label corresponds to an ERP report model and a company or brand , multiple models, multiple companies or brands, need to register more energy efficiency label .