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Council Decision of 14 May 2001 concerning the conclusion on behalf of the European Community of the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the European Community on the coordination of energy-efficient labelling programs for office equipment (2001/469/EC)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,
HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1
The Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the European Community on the coordination of energy-efficient labelling programs for office equipment, including its Annexes, is hereby approved on behalf of the Community.

Excerpts from 

Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the European Community on the coordination of energy-efficient labelling programs for office equipment - Exchange of diplomatic Notes  Official Journal L 172 , 26/06/2001 P. 0003 - 0032

Article I
General Principles
1. A common set of energy-efficiency specifications and a common logo shall be used by the Parties for the purpose of establishing consistent targets for manufacturers, thereby maximising the effect of their individual efforts on the supply of and demand for such product types.

Article V
Participation in the Energy Star Labelling Program
1. Any manufacturer, vendor or resale agent may enter the Energy Star Labelling Program by registering as a Program Participant with the Management Entity of either Party.
2. Program Participants may use the Common Logo to identify qualified products that have been tested in their own facilities or by an independent test laboratory and that meet the Specifications set forth in Annex C, and may self-certify product qualification.
3. The registration of a Program Participant in the Energy Star Labelling Program by the Management Entity of one Party shall be recognised by the Management Entity of the other Party.
4. To facilitate the recognition of Program Participants in the Energy Star Labelling Program in accordance with paragraph 3 above, the Management Entities shall cooperate in order to maintain common lists of all Program Participants and products that qualify for the Common Logo.
5. Notwithstanding the self-certification procedures specified in paragraph 2 above, each Management Entity reserves the right to test or otherwise review products that are or have been sold within its territories (in the territories of the European Community Member States in the case of the Commission) to determine whether the products are certified in accordance with the Specifications set forth in Annex C. The Management Entities shall communicate and cooperate fully with one another to ensure all products bearing the Common Logo meet the Specifications set forth in Annex C.

 



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