On 9 March 2017, Vietnam's Prime Minister published Decision No. 04/2017/QD-TTg to regulate the list of equipment subject to energy labelling and minimum energy performance.
The Decision targets the energy labelling and MEPS of 4 groups of equipment. Group 1 includes household appliances such as compact fluorescent lamps, straight tube fluorescent lamps, electronic ballasts and electronic ballasts for fluorescent lights, air conditioners, household washing machines, refrigerators, electric cookers, electric fans, TVs, LED lights and hot water heaters. Group 2 covers office device including copy machines, printers, computer monitors, commercial refrigerated cabinets and laptops. Group 3 contains industrial equipment such as distribution transformers and electric motors, and Group 4 includes transportation vehicles like cars with 9 seats or less, motorcycles and mopeds. The amendment also sets deadlines for mandatory energy efficiency labelling for the different product groups.
Article 3 includes bans on the import and manufacture of vehicles and equipment with lower energy efficiency levels than the minimum energy performance requirements. Article 3(3) also prohibits the import, production and circulation of tungsten lamps with a capacity greater than 60 W.
In Article 4 contains terms covering the administration of testing, certification and the inspection of subject product.
Article 5 states that the Ministry of Science and Technology should revise and publish energy efficiency standards with minimum energy efficiency levels every 5 years.