MINISTRY OF
INDUSTRY & TRADE
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence-Freedom-Happiness
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No.: 07/2012/TT-BCT
Hanoi, April 04, 2012
 
CIRCULAR
DEFINING THE ENERGY LABELING FOR MEANS AND EQUIPMENT USING ENERGY
Pursuant to the Decree No.189/2008/ND-CP dated December 27, 2007 of the Government regulating functions, duties, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Industry and Trade; the Decree No.44/2011/ND- CP amending and supplementing Article 3 of Decree No.189/2007/ND-CP dated December 27, 2007 of the Government regulating functions, duties, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Industry and Trade;
Pursuant to the Law on Effective and Economic Use of Energy dated June 28, 2010;
Pursuant to the Decree No.21/2011/ND-CP dated March 29, 2011 detailing and taking measures for implementation of the Law on Effective and Economic Use of Energy;
Minister of Industry and Trade defines the energy labeling for means and equipment using energy as follows:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of governing
This Circular provides for order of registration, evaluation, grant of certificates, suspension and revocation of certificates, appointment of the testing organization and implementation of energy labeling for means and equipment on the List of means and equipment required for energy labeling issued by the Prime Minister or other means, equipment are conducted energy labeling in the form of voluntary (hereinafter referred to as means and equipment).
Article 2. Subjects of application
This Circular shall apply to:
1. The manufacturers, importers (hereinafter referred to as enterprises) of means and equipment specified in Article 1.
2. The testing organizations appointed to participate in testing means and equipment labeled energy.
3. The agencies managing energy labeling activities and other concerned agencies, organizations and individuals.
Article 3. Interpretation of terms
In this Circular, the following abbreviated words are construed as follows:
1. Labeling of energy means the paste, add, print, engraving energy labels on the products, packaging.
2. ILAC: International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation.
3. APLAC: Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation.
4. VILAS: Vietnam Laboratory Accreditation Scheme.
5. ISO: International Organization for Standardization.
6. IEC: International Electrotechnical Commission.
7. TCVN: Vietnam standards.