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The latest entry trends of refrigeration products in the international market



The latest entry trends of refrigeration products in the international market

Air conditioner

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia SASO issued a draft technical regulation on the power consumption requirements of certain electrical and electronic equipment in standby and shutdown modes in January 2023. Air conditioning products are applicable to this draft.

Appendix 3 of the draft lists the relevant standards as follows:
● EN 50564 Electrical and electronic household and office equipment - Measurement of low power consumption (IEC 62301:2011 revised version)
● EN 50643 Measurement of networked standby power consumption of electrical and electronic household and office equipment edge equipment

The draft is expected to be adopted on April 6, 2023 and take effect on July 1, 2024.


EGAT held a meeting to discuss the decision to expand the scope of air conditioning products in the No. 5 label plan (add VRF/VRV air conditioning), and negotiated the preliminary implementation plan as follows:

● Before December 15, 2022, the manufacturer/importer shall provide the product specifications to EGAT for evaluation
● Within December 22, 2022, EGAT will complete the product evaluation and determine the test representative model
● At the beginning of January 2023, the manufacturer/importer began to send samples to the laboratory for testing
● From January to April 2023, the laboratory will conduct the test and submit the report to EGAT
● At the beginning of May 2023, EGAT held a meeting to discuss the energy efficiency standards of VRV/VRF air conditioners
● On May 15, 2023, the actual test will be started
● On December 15, 2023, products with EGAT No. 5 label will be launched on the market

However, the date of the first plan has been postponed, and EGAT may further update the corresponding implementation nodes.


The United Arab Emirates

The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) of the United Arab Emirates submitted the UAE. S 5010-3:2023 - Energy Efficiency of Electrical Appliances - Part 3: Draft Standard for Household Refrigeration Appliances on February 6, 2023. The approval and effective date of the standard are to be determined.


The Kuwait Industrial Authority (PAI) issued technical regulations on energy efficiency requirements for refrigerators and freezers. This regulation specifies the minimum energy efficiency requirements (MEPS), test methods and energy efficiency labeling requirements for refrigerators and freezers. The regulation will be implemented 60 days after its official entry into force, and is expected to enter into force in August 2023.


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