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Vietnam Updates Energy Efficiency Certificate and Energy Efficiency Labeling Requirements for Refrigerators and Freezers

List of devices and appliances subjected to Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) and Energy Efficiency Declaration of Conformity (EE DoC) issued by Prime Minister of Vietnam, Refrigerator and Freezer are subjected to Minimum Energy Performance Standard and Energy Efficiency DoC. Refrigerator and Freezer must bare Vietnam Energy Label before being distributed to Vietnam market.

1. Applicable regulations for Refrigerator and Freezer.

(1) Decision No.04/2017/QD-TTg of Vietnam Prime Minister - Regulation the list of equipment and means required to comply with Vietnam regulation on energy efficiency.

(2) Circular 36/2016/TT-BCT of Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT Vietnam) - Regulations on procedures and required documents for Declaration of Conformity according to Vietnam National Energy Efficiency Program (VNEEP).

(3) TCVN 7828:2013 - Requirements on energy efficiency for Refrigerator and Freezer.

(4) TCVN 7829:2013 - Method for determination of energy efficiency for Refrigerator and Freezer.

2.Energy Efficiency DoC procedures and requirements

Required documents to apply for Energy Efficiency certificate for Personal Computer Refrigerator and Freezer as follows:

(1) Vietnam Energy Efficiency Declaration of Conformity form;

(2) Energy Efficiency test reports;

(3) Certificates and Accreditation Letter of Test lab if test reports are issued by oversea labs;

(4) Energy Label Design.

Department of Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development shall review the application dossier and issue Energy Efficiency certificate within 2 weeks. Certificate holder can use Vietnam Energy Label only after DoC process.