Type of Notification
regular notification
Date of Distribution
2018.10.22
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 electric motors and variable speed drives pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 640/2009 (and its accompanying annexes) (10 pages + Annex 13 pages, in English)</p>
ICS Code
Covered Products
<p style="margin:2px !important;">Electric motors and variable speed drives</p>
Description of Content

This draft Commission Regulation sets minimum energy performance for electric motors and variable speed drives, as there exists a cost-effective potential to limit their energy consumption. 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 with stakeholders. The draft Regulation repeals Regulation (EC) No 640/2009 with regard to ecodesign requirements for electric motors.

Objectives & Rationale
<p style="margin:2px !important;"><span style="font-face: Verdana;">The aim is to continue to remove the worst performing electric motors and variable speed drives from the market, thereby pushing the market towards more energy efficiency and environmentally friendly products. It will contribute to increase energy efficiency and to the fight against climate change in the EU.</span></p>
Relevant Documents

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.

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2009:285:0010:0035:en:PDF

Regulation (EC) No 640/2009 with regard to ecodesign requirements for electric motors

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=CELEX%3A32009R0640

Final Date of Comments
2018.12.21
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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