China has published these Rules on 24 June 2016 and will be coming into force on 1 October 2016. The Rules specify the use, filing and announcement of energy efficiency labels for motor-driven compression-type household electric refrigerators (including refrigerators of 500L and over), wine storage cabinets and embedded refrigerators. However, refrigerators with a transparent door for display use or other special purposes are not covered in the scope of the current provisions.
To implement the energy efficiency labelling management approach, the Rules specify the following requirements:
Label format and specifications;
Energy efficiency testing methods;
Conformity of label contents;
Printing, application and display of energy efficiency labels;