Type of Notification
regular notification
Date of Distribution
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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 electronic displays pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008 and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) 642/2009 (and its accompanying annexes) (12 pages + Annexes 23 pages, in English)</p>
ICS Code
Covered Products
<p style="margin:2px !important;">Electronic displays</p>
Description of Content

This draft Commission Regulation applies to electronic displays (in particular televisions, monitors and signage displays) to be placed on the EU market.

The draft regulation lays down minimum energy performance requirements, in particular on maximum power demand in on-, standby-, network standby- and off-mode. No maximum power demand requirements in on-mode are laid down for signage displays.

The draft regulation also lays down requirements on resource efficiency-related aspects, including design to enhance extraction of key components, marking of plastic parts and a logo for the presence of mercury or cadmium.

In accordance with the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC, electronic displays not meeting these requirements will not be allowed to be placed on the EU market. The draft Regulation is based on the findings of technical, environmental and economic studies and takes into account the opinions of the different stakeholders.

Objectives & Rationale
<p style="margin:2px !important;"><span style="font-face: Verdana;">The aim of the draft Regulation is to increase the energy efficiency and recyclability of electronic displays in the EU, thus contributing to the mitigation of climate change and development of the circular economy.</span></p> <p style="margin:2px !important;"><span style="font-face: Verdana;">Existing EU measures addressing energy efficiency of televisions need to be adapted as a result of the technological changes over the past 8 years. Furthermore, there has been a functional convergence between different products, all capable of displaying video content: as only "televisions and television monitors" are covered by the existing requirements, a regulatory loophole exists for other types of displays, this also causes legal uncertaintity for economic operators. </span></p> <p style="margin:2px !important;"><span style="font-face: Verdana;">The proposed regulation therefore covers electronic displays more in general and updates the technical requirements in the light of experience gained and technological progress. It also includes elements aimed at facilitating the safe and cost-effective recycling of such displays. </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.


Commission Regulation (EC) No 642/2009 of 22 July 2009 implementing Directive 2005/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for televisions



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/
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