On 17 May 2014, the EU’s Official Journal published Delegated Regulation 518/2014 with regard to the labelling of energy-related products on the internet which amends ten product-specific Delegated Regulations. The ten product- specific Delegated Regulations were adopted under Article 10 (1) of Directive 2010/30 (“Energy Labelling Directive”) under which the Commission is to lay down details relating to the label and the product fiche for each type of product. The ten product-specific Regulations concern household dishwashers, refrigerators, household washing machines, televisions, air conditioners, household tumble drier models, lamps, vacuum cleaner and space and water heaters.

Delegated Regulation 518/2014 imposes additional requirements on suppliers under each of the ten product-specific Delegated Regulations to make available electronic product labels and electronic products fiches to dealers. At the same time, Delegated Regulation 518/2014 imposes additional requirements on dealers to make available electronic product labels and electronic product fiches in the case of sale, hire or hire-purchase through the internet, where the end-user cannot be expected to see the particular product displayed. The additional requirements apply, in most cases, to products placed on the market from 1 January 2015.

Delegated Regulation 518/2014 can be accessed via the following link: here