Type of Notification
regular notification
Date of Distribution
2018.10.05
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 external power supplies pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 278/2009 (6 pages + Annexes 7 pages, in English)</p>
ICS Code
Covered Products
<p style="margin:2px !important;">External Power Supplies (EPS)</p>
Description of Content

This draft Commission Regulation sets requirements regarding the energy performance (maximum no-load consumption and minimum average active efficiency) and information requirements for external power supplies. 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 a technical, environmental and economic study which has been carried out in consultation with stakeholders. The measures proposed were the object of an impact assessment. The draft Regulation repeals Commission Regulation (EC) No 278/2009 with regard to ecodesign requirements for no-load condition electric power consumption and average active efficiency of external power supplies.

Objectives & Rationale
<p style="margin:2px !important;"><span style="font-face: Verdana;">The aim of this measure is to continue to improve the energy efficiency of EPSs in a cost effective way and to ensure that more environmentally friendly products are placed on the EU internal market. </span></p> <p style="margin:2px !important;"><span style="font-face: Verdana;">The measure will contribute to the EU objectives of improving energy efficiency and the security of energy supply, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.</span></p>
Relevant Documents

Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products, Official Journal L 285 , 31 October 2009, p. 010.

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/en/ALL/?uri=celex%3A32009L0125

Commission Regulation (EC) No 278/2009 of 6 April 2009 implementing Directive 2005/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for no-load condition electric power consumption and average active efficiency of external power supplies, Official Journal L 93, 7 April 2009, p. 3

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32009R0278 

Final Date of Comments
2018.12.04
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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