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Changes to Peru Energy Labeling Requirements

Learn about New Peru Energy Labeling Requirements effective dates that were established for various appliance and lighting products.


June 11, 2019

Written by: Abel Primo, certification office manager, Mexico, Peru

On April 7, 2018, new Peru Energy Labeling Requirements were established for various appliance and lighting products. Originally, these requirements were set to become effective on April 8, 2019, but the official date has since been postponed. However, this postponement has not stopped UL from preparing for the road ahead. We were ready for this April effective date and, as a result, manufacturers have the opportunity to meet these requirements in advance.

Below is a table with the new effective dates:

Product category

Effective date

Lamps for domestic use and similar uses for general lighting

Nov. 3, 2019

Three-phase asynchronous or induction electric motors with squirrel cage rotor

Dec. 3, 2019

Refrigeration appliances for domestic use

April 1, 2020

Washing machines for domestic use

April 1, 2020

Tumble dryers for domestic use

April 1, 2020

Air conditioning equipment

April 1, 2020

Instantaneous water heaters

April 1, 2020

For ballasts and boilers where no Certification Office (CO) is established

The effective date will be 360 days after the first Certification Body is accredited and published in the Peruvian official gazette

These requirements state products must be evaluated as specified in the applicable annexes and must be marked with the new energy label with certification issued by an accredited CO. Applicable products that were in the market prior to the effective dates must also comply with the new energy labeling requirements at the point of sale.

With energy efficient products gaining traction around the world and many countries implementing new regulations or updating their existing requirements to better address these new products, manufacturers only stand to benefit from acting today. UL can help by conducting testing in support of your compliance needs. In addition to testing, we can also issue certification and conduct the necessary market surveillance, which will be valid for compliance with the above effective dates.

We remain confident in our ability to support your market access efforts into Peru. In preparation for the original effective date, we built a successful service path to this key market and have already demonstrated our ability to deliver certificates to large, global manufacturers. Let us help you achieve compliance now, so you do not have to face any potential delays down the road.

To learn more about these new regulations and how UL can help keep your market access plans moving forward, email us at [email protected] or [email protected].