Turkey

TR-3:Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling (EU Ecodesign Directive)

Policy Description

Turkey first adopted the European Energy Labeling Framework Directive (92/75/EEC) in 2001 requiring manufacturers and/or sellers to provide information regarding to energy consumption of the product. In 2010, the Turkish government adopted the European Union (EU) Ecodesign Framework Directive (2009/125/EC). Concerning industrial equipment, the ecodesign requirements (implementing measures) for electric motors have been in force since February 2012 [1].

Description

Turkey first adopted the European Energy Labeling Framework Directive (92/75/EEC) in 2001. After the implementation of the directive it was mandatory for manufacturers and/or sellers to provide information regarding to energy consumption of the product. The inspection of the necessary documentation is carried out by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Trade (MoSIT).

The Law of Preparation and Implementation of the Technical Legislation on Products (Law No. 4703), enacted in June 2001, lays out the principles and procedures for product approval for market, conformity assessment, market surveillance and inspection. The law is implemented by MoSIT. Testing is done by the Turkish Standards Insitute (TSE). 

In 2010, the Turkish government adopted the European Union (EU) Ecodesign Framework Directive (2009/125/EC). Concerning industrial equipment, the ecodesign requirements (implementing measures) for electric motors have been in force since February 2012 [1].

Policy Information Expand this section for information on the key features of the policy, such as its date of introduction, categorization, main objective(s) and linkages with other policies.

Policy Categorisation

Policy Instrument Type: Administrative

Position in the Pyramid

About Us

Participation: Mandatory

Period

Start Date: 2001

Agencies Responsible

Ministry of Science, Industry and Trade (MoSIT)
Turkish Standards Institute (TSE)

Primary Objective: Energy

Objective

The objective of adoption of the EU Eco-design Directive is to harmonize regulations with theamong EU countries. The objective of this law is to delineate the principles and procedures for product approval for market, conformity assessment, market surveillance and inspection [1].

Target Group

All sectors of the economy: equipment covered by the regulation is sold on the Turkish market and used by household, commercial, and industrial consumers.

Driver of energy consumption or emissions affected by policy: Total Energy Consumption

Implementation Information Expand this section for information on targets, monitoring, verification and enforcement regimes, and implementation requirements and tools.

Coverage

The Ecodesign requirements apply to [2]: - Standby and off-mode electric power consumption of electrical and electronic household and office equipment, simple set-top boxes, non-directional household lamps, fluorescent lamps without integrated ballasts, high-intensity discharge lamps and their ballasts and luminaires, no-load-condition electric power consumption and average active efficiency of external power supplies, glandless standalone circulators, and glandless circulators integrated. These requirements have been in force since August 2011. - Televisions, household refrigerating appliances, household washing machines, household dishwashers. These requirements have been in force since September 2011. - Electric motors. These requirements have been in force since February 2012. - Household tumble dryers. These requirements have been in force since July 2013. - Vacuum cleaners and domestic ovens, and range hoods. These requirements have been in force since January 2015. - Directional lamps, light-emitting diode lamps and related equipment, and computers and computer servers. These requirements have been in force since February 2015.

Quantitative Target? no

Target: Economy- wide

Progress Monitored? yes

Monitoring Done By

Organisation Type Organisation Name
Government Agency Ministry of Science, Industry and Trade (MoSIT)

Verification Required? yes

Verification Done By

Organisation Type Organisation Name
Government Agency Ministry of Science, Industry and Trade (MoSIT)

Enforced? yes

Enforcement By

Organisation Type Organisation Name
Government Agency Turkish Standards Institute (TSE)

Requirements on the Target Group

See UK-3 for more information on the requirements of the Ecodesign Directive.

Support by Government

The Turkish Government received technical assistance from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with financial support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), for  implementation of a Market Transformation Program for energy-efficient household appliances [3].

 

Implementation Toolbox

Impacts, Costs & Benefits Expand this section to find information on policy effectiveness and efficiency.

Impact Quantitative Estimate Qualitative Estimate
Estimated effect on energy consumption or emissions Not available. Not available.
Estimated costs/benefits for industry Not available. Not available.
Estimated cost for government Not available. Not available.

References & Footnotes

References

[1] Law of Preparation & Implementation of The Technical Legislation on Products. 2001. Accessible at http://en.hukuki.net/index.php?topic=63.0;wap2

[2] International Energy Agency (IEA) Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures Databases. Retrieved from: http://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/energyefficiency/?country=Turkey

[3] Lock, T. and N. Tokur. 2013. UNDP/GEF market transformation of energy-efficient appliances: upgrading energy labeling and eco-design policies and programmes in Turkey – an accession country example. 2010 ECEEE Summer Study proceedings.