Personal computers into the scope of mandatory China Energy Labelling

On 23 November, the Chinese authorities, AQSIQ and CNCA jointly announced a scope extension to the mandatory China Energy Label (CEL) scheme, including personal computers for general use (so called “microcomputers” according to definitions in the Chinese standard GB/T 9813).

Thus, the extension comprises desktop computers and portable computers, but not servers/workstations, industrial computers and PCs with rated power above 750W, or/and having two or more graphics processing units (GPU), or with display unit diagonal less than 11.6 inches.

This scope extension shall be effective from 1 February 2013. For products manufactured in or imported to China before this time, there is a one year’s transition period until 1 February 2014.After this time, all such computer products marketed in China have to carry a CEL label.

Nemko is helping customers with the required documentation and arranges for the CEL label to be registered and announced by the China Energy Label Center (CELC).

For more information, please contact: Billy.Xiao@nemko.com

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