Rules & Circulars applied for lights decoration:
Decision 04/2017/QĐ-TTg by Government about Energy Labelling
Decision 51/2011/QĐ-Ttg issued on 12 SEPT 2011 about processing Energy Labelling.
Circular 07/2012/TT-BCT issued on 04 APRIL 2012 about Energy Labelling.
Circular 157/2011/TT-BTC about import/export taxes
Decision 04/2017/QĐ-TTg about rules & list vehicle/equipment that need to be labeled energy, applied lowest energy efficiency and steps to process.
Type of lights on the market
Details about 4 kind of lights above :
Fluorescent lamp (including straight tube fluorescent lamp, compact fluorescent, electromagnetic ballast & electronic ballast for fluorescent lamps) must be labelled energy and applied the lowest energy efficiency meeting with standard of Circular 07/2012/TT-BCT issued on 04 APRIL 2012.
Incandescent bulbs: not allowed to import to Vietnam
Halogen lamps or Led lamps: free energy labelling or free applying the lowest energy efficiency.
Energy Labelling is a must since 1 st Jan 2020 regarding to Decision 04/2017/QĐ-TTg by the president of Vietnam Government issued on 9 MARCH 2017.
Fluorescent lamps: group 70.11.
LED lights: group 94.05
Halogen lamps: group 85.39
The rules applied to label energy & applied lowest energy efficiency (applied for Fluorescent lamps)
TCVN 7896:2008: compact fluorescent lamp
TCVN 8249:2009: straight tube fluorescent lamp
TCVN 7897:2008: Balát electrical for fluorescent lamp
Process of procedure for energy labelling (applied for Fluorescent lamps):
Step 1: test sample
Step 2: Completed documents
Step 3: Checking on application an Energy Labelling
Step 4: Accepted the Label of Energy
Step 5: Using the Label of Energy for products.
Documents requires including: 1 original & 5 copy of full set of documents. These documents must be sending to General Directorate of Energy at 54 Hai Bà Trưng Street, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hà Nội.
Documents about importer:
The copy of PO/Sales Contract or Import Customs Declaration
Technical documents about product:
Certificate of Brand Label
Certificate of quality of product
List all kind of lights or lamps
Other Certificates such as ISO 9001 (If any)
Brand label or Brand package must show the information below:
Name of manufacture
Code of product
Energy efficiency: (Lm/W)
Life of product
Code of Certificate
Within 20 working days, the General Directorate of Energy will check and release the result to applicator. Once it approved, the certificate will be released within 5 working day.