The GB-Standard GB 12021.2-2015 for refrigerators (Power consumption of household refrigerators limited value and energy efficiency rating) has been published on 18th Sep. 2015. Starting from 1st Oct. 2016, the GB-Standard will become into effect. CQC (China Quality Certification Centre) released the new Implementation Rules for Household Refrigerators CQC61-448104-2016. The old Implementation Rules CQC61-448104-2009 will be replaced by CQC61-448104-2016.
Based on the new Implementation Rules, the following changes become effective:
1. From now on until 30th Sep. 2016, the related enterprises can choose GB 12021.2-2015 or GB 12021.2-2008 for the application of energy-saving certification. Starting from 1st Oct. 2016, GB 12021.2-2008 will be no longer issued.
2. The old certification should be changed before 1st Apr. 2017. The overdue certification will be deleted.
The complete announcement in Chinese can be found here: Announcement
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