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Notifications: Standardisation – March 2021 (GEN – 1224.00)

08 April 2021

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Standardisation
General

Notifications: Standardisation – March 2021 (GEN – 1224.00)

08 April 2021

5 min read

GEN – 1224.00. On a monthly basis, the Eurovent Team compiles a global overview of the latest developments concerning new standardisation activities and technical regulations of relevance for the HVACR industry. Our Notifications allow members to be prepared for developments that can have an impact on them and their products.

Standardisation

The application of the Directive 2015/1535/EU (previously Directive 98/34/EC) has also been extended to new standardisation work undertaken by National Standards Bodies (AENOR, AFNOR, DIN, UNI, etc.) at national level. These notifications are registered centrally by the CEN Management Centre. A ‘Monthly Notifications Register’ is circulated in English to CEN Members and the European Commission. The National Standard Body provides the relevant associations with a copy of these updates.

The March 2021 Monthly Notifications Register’ contain:

Switzerland

National Ref: prSIA 380/2
Title: Needs assessments, power and energy requirements – Dynamic procedure

Germany

National Ref: 00519072
Title: Sound insulation in buildings – Part 4: Testing of acoustics in buildings

Italy

National Ref: UNI1609309
Title: Acoustics – Evaluation of the uncertainty of measurements and calculations in acoustics – Part 1: General concepts

National Ref: UNI1609310
Title: Acoustics – Evaluation of the uncertainty of measurements and calculations in acoustics – Part 2: Compliance with specifications

National Ref: UNI1608856
Title: Measuring circularity – Methods and indicators for measuring circular processes in organisations
Scope: This document defines a set of indicators applied to Macro, Meso and Micro levels, intended to evaluate, through a rating system, (free from sectoral benchmarks) the level of circularity of an organisation or group of organisations. The rating system does not have minimum circularity levels, but represents an evaluation of the reached level, compared to a maximum application of circularity indicators, which can be increased over time. This document also contains an experimental application.

National Ref: UNI1608977
Title: Analysis of good circular economy practices for the evaluation of their working and performances and to promote their replicability
Scope: This document contains an analysis of good circular economy practices of Italian organisations. The good practices are divided into macro-areas of circular economy applications on which the performance and impacts of the selected organisations have been analysed (for example: product as a service, product life cycle extension, use of by-products). This document also deals with expected quantitative and qualitative improvements and replicability.

Standardisation China

SESEC – Seconded European Standardisation Expert in China

Since 2006, the exchange on Chinese standardisation started with a seconded European Expert Present in China. The objective has been to raise awareness on European standardisation and to act as a bridge to Chinese standardisation. The SESEC project has been funded by the European Commission DG Grow and is now in its fourth phase.

 A website has been in operation for some years: https://sesec.eu/. Interested persons can register to receive regular updates.

Upcoming events:

11 May 2021 – SESEC IV Online Event 26: China-EU Eco-design Standardisation – Similarities and Differences

Registration: https://yxmc.webex.com/yxmc-en/onstage/g.php?MTID=e29aa4e6e3724e8195b51b429c6dfc888

Technical Regulations

The 2015/1535/EU Directive compels the Member States to notify to the Commission and to each other all the draft technical regulations concerning products. The aim of this procedure is to avoid creation of unjustified barriers between Member States. Sometimes, these notifications appear quite late within the database. These regulations may be found under: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tris/en/

Interested parties (companies, associations, individuals) can send their comments directly to the European Commission, DG Growth, unit B2 ‘Prevention of technical barriers’. This should happen within 4 weeks of the publication of the notification so that DG Grow can study the issue and decide on action. The mail should be addressed to Mr Casella Giuseppe, Head of Unit).

The Commission website has been updated and now includes the details of the national contact persons (name, email, phone*), thus making it easier to liaise with them:

https://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tris/en/contact/contact-points/

*For Austria, Latvia and the Netherlands only the relevant authority is given, but without the details of the contact person.

The Commission and Member States have three months to introduce comments or detailed opinions.

Detailed opinions extend the status quo period by three months and oblige the issuing Member State to argue on their legislation and to explain the action that it intends to take in response to the detailed opinion.

In the case of comments, only a clarification on the interpretation of the notified text is required. The Member State concerned shall take comments into account as far as possible. The impact of comments is therefore limited.

It is to be noted that the Commission can block a draft for a period of 12-18 months if European Union harmonisation work is to be undertaken or is already underway in the same field.

Country

Reference

Title

Reception date

Standstill end date

Belgium

2021/185/B

Royal Decree on single-use products and to promote reusable products

2021-03-26

2021-06

Denmark

2021/140/DK

Executive Order on grants for energy savings and energy efficiency improvements in year-round residences

2021-03-09

2021-03-10

Netherlands

2021/132/NL

Decree of (indicate the date) amending the 2014 Packaging Management Decree related to the implementation of the Directive (EU) 2018/852 of the European Parliament and of the Council of the 30 May 2018 amending the Directive 94/62/EC on the packaging and packaging waste and the application of general rules concerning extended producer responsibility regimes as from 1 January 2023

2021-03-03

2021-06-04

Belgium

2021/131/B

Draft Royal Decree inserting Chapter 7.22. of Book 1 and amending certain parts of Books 1 and 3, introduced by the Royal Decree of 8 September 2019 establishing Book 1 on low voltage and extra low voltage electrical installations, Book 2 on high voltage electrical installations and Book 3 on electricity transmission and distribution installations

2021-03-02

2021-06-03

 

WTO TBT notifications

The notifications worldwide under the World Trade Organisation (WTO) can be consulted on:

They can also be consulted via the European Commission website:

Experience shows that not all WTO notifications appear on the EU website. As a result, there may be notifications listed without a link. They can be found on the WTO website.

The following new, updated or corrected notifications were made available:

Reference

Title

Reception date

Standstill end date

G/TBT/N/JPN/691

Revision of the Notification of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) under the Act on the Rational Use of Energy (2 page(s), in English)

2021-03-05

 

G/TBT/N/CHN/1559

National Standard of the P.R.C., Minimum Allowable Values of the Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Centrifugal Pumps (14 page(s), in Chinese)

2021-03-01

2021-04-30

G/TBT/N/ISR/1193

SI 994 part 1 – Air conditioners: Safety and operational requirements (4 page(s), in Hebrew)

2021-03-30

2021-05-29

G/TBT/N/UKR/187

Resolution amending the current provisions of certain technical regulations in terms of labelling of energy-related products on the Internet and the use of tolerances in verification procedures. Includes air conditioning and ventilation

2021-03-17

2021-05-16

G/TBT/N/EGY/289

Ministerial Decree No. 609 /2020 (3 pages, in Arabic) mandating the Egyptian Standard ES 372 for “Gas-fired instantaneous water heaters for the production of domestic hot water” (166 page(s), in Arabic)

2021-03-30

2021-05-29

 

Recommended Actions

Manufacturers that produce these products or active in these countries are recommended to check the contents of these proposals.

If necessary, the Eurovent Association can react or file a WTO complaint.

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