Type of Notification
regular notification
Date of Distribution
WTO Country
Agency Responsible
European Commission
Regions Affected
European Commission EU-TBT Enquiry Point Fax: +(32) 2 299 80 43 E-mail: grow-eu-tbt@ec.europa.eu Website: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tbt/en/
Notified Document Details
<p style="margin:2px !important;">Draft Commission Regulation laying down ecodesign requirements for refrigerating appliances pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 643/2009 (9 pages +Annexes 17 pages, in English)</p>
ICS Code
Covered Products
<p style="margin:2px !important;">Refrigerating appliances</p>
Description of Content

This draft Commission Regulation sets minimum energy performance, reparability, recyclability and information requirements for refrigerating appliances, as there exists a cost-effective potential to limit their energy consumption and improve their contribution to resource efficiency objectives. In accordance with Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC, products not meeting these requirements will not be allowed to be placed on the EU market. The draft Regulation is based on the findings of two technical, environmental and economic studies, which have been carried out with stakeholders. The draft Regulation repeals Regulation (EC) No 643/2009 with regard to ecodesign requirements for household refrigerating appliances.

Objectives & Rationale
<p style="margin:2px !important;"><span style="font-face: Verdana;">The aim is to continue to remove the worst performing refrigerating appliances from the market, thereby pushing the market towards more environmentally friendly products. It will increase energy efficiency, contribute to the fight against climate change and promote a more circular economy in the EU.</span></p>
Relevant Documents
Final Date of Comments
Contact Details
European Commission EU-TBT Enquiry Point Fax: + (32) 2 299 80 43 E-mail: grow-eu-tbt@ec.europa.eu The text is available on the EU-TBT Website: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tbt/en/
Document Online Link (EN)
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