Energy labelling: New obligation as from 1st January 2019
Energy labelling: New obligation as from 1st January 2019 applicable to Importers, Authorised Representatives and Manufacturers of Energy related products.
The MCCAA would like to remind Suppliers (Manufacturers, the Authorised Representative of a manufacturer who is not established in the Union, and Importers who import energy products from outside the EU) of their obligations to comply with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 on Energy Labelling. One of the Supplier’s obligations is that of registering their energy models in the Commission’s Product Database. Deadlines are stipulated as follows:
As from 1 January 2019, Suppliers shall ensure that before a new model is placed on the market covered by a delegated act, insert in the product database the information for that model, as per Annex I of the Regulation. Models placed on the market between 1 August 2017 and 1 January 2019, covered by a delegated act, the supplier shall, by 30 June 2019, insert in the product database the information set out in Annex I in relation to those models.
Important definitions are provided under Article 2 of the Regulation. Nevertheless, for ease of reference the definitions of Manufacturer, Importer and Supplier can be found below:
‘Manufacturer’ means a natural or legal person who manufactures a product or has a product designed or manufactured, and markets that product under its name or trademark;
‘Importer’ means a natural or legal person established in the Union who places a product from a third country on the Union market;
‘Supplier’ means a manufacturer established in the Union, the authorised representative of a manufacturer who is not established in the Union, or an importer, who places a product on the Union market;
For any other information kindly contact the Regulatory Affairs Directorate within the Technical Regulations Division of the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority using the Contact Us or the following contact details:
Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (Attn: Director – Regulatory Affairs Directorate) Mizzi House, National Road, Blata l-Bajda, ĦMR9010, Malta Tel no: +(356) 23952000
Disclaimer: The information contained within this document is intended only as guidelines and is not intended, nor should be construed, as legislation. Please refer to Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 for a more comprehensive understanding.