Circular 12/2019/TT-BKHCN criteria for identifying water-efficient equipment
03 level of water-efficient consuming for products and equipment
Accordingly, water-efficient products and equipment are water-consuming products and equipment that ensure their use purposes in conformity with the declared standards and be conformable with relevant national standards applicable to water-efficient products and equipment as declared by the Ministry of Science and Technology. Water efficiency of water-efficient products and equipment shall be divided into three grades to indicate their water conservation levels. Water efficiency shall be in ascending order from grade 1 to grade 3 in which grade 1 is the least water efficient.
Producers, traders and importers are encouraged to use the “water efficiency label” for their water-efficient products and equipment. A water efficiency label must fully contain the symbol showing the water efficiency grade of the product or equipment. Water efficiency labels may be directly stuck on water-efficient products and equipment or their packaging and manuals with optional size, ensure that it not confuses or obscures information about the product.
To encourage the use of water efficiency label, the Ministry of Science and Technology provides that imported water-efficient products and equipment already attached with water efficiency labels of exporting nations that have entered into agreements with Vietnam on mutual recognition of conformity assessment results which have the recognition content on water efficiency labeling, such imported products and equipment are not required to undergo conformity assessment so as to be identified as water-efficient ones.
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translation of the Official Gazette of the Vietnam News Agency
THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Hanoi, November 15, 2019
Prescribing criteria for identifying water-efficient products
Pursuant to the June 21, 2012 Law on Water Resources;
Pursuant to the June 29, 2006 Law on Standards and Technical Regulations;
Pursuant to the November 21, 2007 Law on Product and Goods Quality;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 54/2015/ND-CP, providing incentives for water conservation activities;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 132/2008/ND-CP of December 31, 2008, detailing a number of articles of the Law on Product and Goods Quality, and Decree No. 74/2018/ND-CP of May 15, 2018, amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Government’s Decree No. 132/2008/ND-CP of December 31, 2008, detailing a number of articles of the Law on Product and Goods Quality;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 107/2016/ND-CP of July 1, 2016, prescribing conditions for provision of conformity assessment services, and Decree No. 154/2018/ND-CP of November 9, 2018, amending, supplementing or annulling a number of provisions on investment and business conditions in the fields under the state management of the Ministry of Science and Technology and a number of provisions on specialized inspection;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 95/2017/ND-CP of August 16, 2017, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Science and Technology;
At the proposal of the General Director of the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality and the Director of the Legal Affairs Department;
The Minister of Science and Technology promulgates the Circular prescribing criteria for identifying water-efficient products and equipment.
Article 1. Scope of regulation