New Regulations for Electrical Products Exported to Qatar
The Qatar Ministry of Environment has made an announcement with regards to the import control and restriction of the following electrical products entering to the country.
- Energy Saving Air conditioners (Window and Split type)
Energy Saving Air conditioners should fulfill the EER labelling and requirements in compliance with QS 2663/2013 and shall be provided with evidence of conformity coming from an accredited body such as Intertek. The energy efficiency ratio (EER) should not be less than 8.5 Btu/hour in accordance with the test conditions (T1) of the standard.
- Energy Saving Lamps
Shipments of Energy Saving lamps shall be provided with evidence of conformity to prove compliance based on the Qatari Standards.
- Incandescent Light Bulbs/Lamps.
Import of incandescent light bulbs/lamps (Tungsten) shall be banned for their negative impact on electric energy consumption and the environment. First phase of the ban includes 100w and 75w incandescent bulbs/lamps.
The implementation of the new regulation shall be effective starting from January 1, 2014.
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