Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - United States - Commercial refrigeration equipment - Revision
作者:United States



The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6.




If applicable, name of local government involved (Articles 3.2 and 7.2):


Agency responsible:

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy

Name and address (including telephone and fax numbers, email and website addresses, if available) of agency or authority designated to handle comments regarding the notification shall be indicated if different from above:

Please submit comments to: USA WTO TBT Enquiry Point via e-mail:


Notified under Article 2.9.2 [X], 2.10.1 [ ], 5.6.2 [X], 5.7.1 [ ], 3.2 [ ], 7.2 [ ], other:


Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading. ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable): Commercial refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers; Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment, electric or other; heat pumps other than air conditioning machines of heading 84.15. (HS code(s): 8418); Quality (ICS code(s): 03.120); Environmental protection (ICS code(s): 13.020); Test conditions and procedures in general (ICS code(s): 19.020); Refrigerating technology (ICS code(s): 27.200); Commercial refrigerating appliances (ICS code(s): 97.130.20)


Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Commercial Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, and Freezers; (68 page(s), in English)


Description of content: Notice of proposed rulemaking and announcement of public meeting - The U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") proposes to amend the test procedures for commercial refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers to reference the latest versions of the applicable industry standards. DOE also proposes to establish definitions and test procedures for new equipment categories, adopt test procedures consistent with recently published waivers and interim waivers, establish product-specific enforcement provisions, allow for volume determinations based on computer aided designs, specify a sampling plan for volume and total display area, and adopt additional clarifying amendments. DOE is seeking comment from interested parties on the proposal.


Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable: Prevention of deceptive practices and consumer protection; Protection of the environment; Quality requirements


Relevant documents: 87 Federal Register (FR) 39164, 30 June 2022; Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 429 and 431:

This notice of proposed rulemaking, announcement of public meeting and request for information notified as G/TBT/N/USA/865/Add.2 are identified by Docket Number EERE-2017-BT-TP-0008. The Docket Folder is available on at and provides access to primary documents as well as comments received. Documents are also accessible from by searching the Docket Number. WTO Members and their stakeholders are asked to submit comments to the USA TBT Enquiry Point by or before 4pm Eastern Time on 29 August 2022. Comments received by the USA TBT Enquiry Point from WTO Members and their stakeholders will be shared with the regulator and will also be submitted to the Docket on if received within the comment period.

Previous actions notified under the symbol G/TBT/N/USA/865 are identified by Docket Number EERE-2013-BT-TP-0025. The Docket Folder is available on at and provides access to primary and supporting documents as well as comments received. Documents are also accessible from by searching the Docket Number.


Proposed date of adoption: To be determined

Proposed date of entry into force: To be determined


Final date for comments: 29 August 2022


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