The Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities has introduced the Energy Efficiency (Labelling of Regulated Machinery) Regulations to provide for mandatory labelling of domestic appliances, namely electric ovens, refrigerators and dishwashers. The Regulations, which would become effective as from 1 July 2017, require amongst others, that the energy labels be in accordance with the standards developed by the Mauritius Standards Bureau (MSB) and that the dealer should submit a test report or product certificate to the MSB for verification.
In that respect, the Energy Efficiency Management Office (EEMO) is encouraging dealers and importers to start registering their appliances using the Energy Efficiency Information Management System of the EEMO on: eeims.govmu.org. This will help to avoid any flooding of requests when the regulations will come into operation. Any test report or product certificate from dealers to the EEMO would be referred to the MSB for certification. This will entail a fee of Rs 700 per document certified and which will have to be paid directly by the dealers to the MSB.
A copy of the Energy Efficiency (Labelling of Regulated Machinery) Regulations 2017 can be accessed by clicking here.
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