Introducing QR code for the China Energy Label (CEL).
Back in spring the Chinese authorities AQSIQ (General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of P.R. China) and NDRC (National Development and Reform Commission) drafted a change of the energy efficiency labeling. The intention is to make it easier for Chinese consumers to check on the energy efficiency of a product using online media.
See below example:credit: 24.08.2016: http://www.cnca.gov.cn/xxgk/ggxx/2016/201608/W020160803588217825962.pdf
With immediate effect the labels have to be adjusted and get approval from the China Energy Label Center (CELC). Starting October 1st 2016 the import of products to China carrying the old efficiency label will be problematic.
What has also changed is that web shops have to include the QR-code in their product description. Distributors have to do incoming goods inspections, to check on the CELC-registration and ensure that only conformal goods are traded.
For more information please contact:
Cisema China Certification GmbH
Tel.: +49 89 4161 7389 – 00
Fax: +49 89 7484 9956