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Intertek Launched Testing & Application Services for VIETNAM NATIONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM (VNEEP)

ตุลาคม 30, 2012

From 1 January 2013, the manufacturers and importers of home appliances and industrial devices worldwide will be dictated to implement energy labeling in accordance with the Vietnamese Law on Energy Efficiency and Conservation.

Energy focused is everywhere nowadays. As a basic requirement for environmental friendly products, energy consumed when using Electrical Appliances is the most significant factor if considered the full life cycle of product for its impact to the environmental. Standard & Labeling (S&L) program is a tool to control the energy use meanwhile develops the energy efficient product. It has been adopted to use by many countries as non-tariff tools to control the quality of imported and manufacturing product.

On September 12, 2011, Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) of Vietnam has issued Decision 51/2011/QD-TTg promulgating the list of equipment and devices subject to energy labeling and application of the minimum energy efficiency, and the implementation roadmap. The decision regulates that from January 01st, 2013 the list of devices and equipment required to implement mandatory energy labeling are household appliances and industrial equipment. Household appliances consist of tubular fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent lamps, electromagnetic and electronic ballasts for fluorescent lamps, air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, electric cooker, electric fans and television receiver. Industrial equipment consists of distribution transformers and electric motors.

Intertek Testing Services (Thailand) Ltd. is a 1st laboratory outside Vietnam who can provide testing service as stipulated in VNEEP. On 12 October, 2012, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade signed the Decision number 6061/QD-BCT on the designation of a laboratory which will be employed to test energy output for equipment engaging in the Energy labeling program. According to the decision, Thailand’s Intertek is allowed to implement energy output testing activities under the MOIT’s program. Equipment to be tested includes air conditioners, fridges and washing machines.