SME Chamber organises an information session on the Customs Department new IT system
19 January 2023
The Malta Chamber of SMEs organised an online information session for its members about the...
A new framework directive titled Directive 2010/30/EU on the indication by labelling and standard product information of the consumption of energy and other resources by energy-related products will replace current Directive 92/75/EC.
This directive does not itself mandate any requirements to energy related products unless they are defined in so called Delegated Regulations implemented under it. Delegated Regulations are European legal acts that the Commission has been given the power to implement from the parent act – in this case Directive 2010/30/EC. The main requirements of the new framework directive are:
The label can be applied to other resources besides energy use (e.g. water consumption);
The energy label will have a language neutral format (i.e. symbols will identify the various values);
The highest energy class that potentially can be displayed is A+++;
New requirements as regards advertisements, brochures and website displaying products which require an energy label will apply;
Suppliers (i.e. including manufacturer, and importers ) are responsible
for supplying the printed energy label,
for the accuracy of the labels supplied,
for supplying a product fiche,
of having available the necessary technical documentation,
to ensure advertisements (including the internet) display the relevant energy efficiency class,
technical promotional material includes the appropriate energy efficiency class (even on the internet)
Dealers (i.e. including retailers) are responsible for
ensuring that each product bears the relevant energy label at the point of sale,
ensuring that the appropriate energy label is displayed clearly and in a visible position,
ensuring advertisements (including the internet) display the relevant energy efficiency class,
technical promotional material (including the internet) includes the appropriate energy efficiency class,
The text of the frame work directive maybe found at: eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2010:153:0001:0012:EN:PDF
For more information contact Abigail Mamo @ GRTU.
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