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On December 17, 2018, the Minister of Transport issued Circular 59/2018 / TT-BGTVT guiding the labeling of energy for motorcycles, motorbikes manufactured, assembled and imported. This Circular takes effect from January 1, 2020.
Accordingly, Energy Label is a label that provides information related to the type of fuel used, fuel consumption of motorcycles and mopeds. Establishments manufacturing and importing motorcycles and mopeds must conduct fuel consumption testing. The fuel consumption test is conducted according to Vietnam’s standards corresponding to each type of object. Then, based on the test report to publish information on fuel consumption according to regulations before making energy labeling. At the same time, the facility is solely responsible to the law for the accuracy and truthfulness of the published fuel consumption content.
The disclosure of information related to fuel consumption shall be made in the following forms:
– Send the fuel consumption report of the type of vehicle to the quality management agency for publication on the quality management website.
– Posting fuel consumption on websites of vehicles manufacturing, importing and trading establishments (if any).
Public information must be maintained throughout the time the manufacturer, importer, and trader of a vehicle makes such type of vehicle available to the market. After sending the public information to the quality management agency, the manufacturer and importer shall carry out energy labeling on each vehicle at an easy-to-see position before being put on the market. Energy labels must be maintained by the manufacturer, importer and trader of the vehicle until the vehicle is delivered to the consumer.
This Circular provides guidelines for energy labeling for unused, imported or manufactured motorbikes and mopeds. Accordingly, starting from January 1, 2020, energy labeling as prescribed above must be compulsory. Prior to this, energy labeling was encouraged by the state.
Regulations on energy labeling are essential, with the aim of making information transparent to control energy usage, encouraging people to choose energy-efficient means.