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SGS in Colombia has announced its accreditation and recognition by the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM) to certify electrical and electronic (EE) products against new Energy Labeling Requirements due to come into force.

Announced in April 2017, the requirements established within Peru's Technical Regulation on the Energy Efficiency Labeling of Energy Using Equipment No. 009-2017-EM were set to become effective in April 2019 but have now been postponed until April 7, 2020, according to the Supreme Decree No. 009-2019-EM.

As an approved testing lab facility, SGS's laboratories can ensure manufacturers and suppliers gain compliance in readiness for the new standards which are designed to ensure consumers are better able to make informed decisions on their product purchases.

Cesar Melendez, Technical Supervisor, SGS, said: "Our advice to manufacturers and suppliers of electrical domestic products, who are keen to ensure continued access to the Peruvian market, is to seek early certification for their products. This is more pressing in the knowledge that applicable products already on sale before the effective dates, must comply with the regulations at the point of sale."

Regulations cover a variety of domestic products, including:

  • Refrigeration appliances
  • Washing machines
  • Tumble dryers
  • Air conditioning equipment
  • Instantaneous and tank electrical water heaters
  • Instantaneous and tank gas water heaters
  • Lamps for domestic use (LED, fluorescents and incandescents)
  • Electrical engines
  • Electrical & electronic ballast
  • Industrial boilers

SGS's accreditation includes the following consumer products:

  • Refrigeration appliances
  • Washing machines
  • Tumble Dryers
  • Air conditioning equipment
  • Instantaneous and tank electrical water heaters
  • Instantaneous and tank gas water heaters
  • Lamps for domestic use (LED and fluorescents)

MINEM's technical regulations on energy efficiency labeling detail the mandatory energy efficiency information that must be included on product energy labels, packaging and in advertising. Products must be evaluated against specifications in the applicable annexes to the regulation and products must display the appropriate new energy label, with certification issued by an accredited Certified Body (CB).

For further information, please contact:

Cesar Melendez
Technical Supervisor
SGS Colombia
t: +57 606 9292 ext. 11216

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