Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - Japan - Appliances burning gaseous fuels


The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6



Notifying Member: Republic of Moldova

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


Agency responsible:

Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Moldova.

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:

MD-2033, Chisinau, 1 Piata Marii Adunari Nationale,
Tel. +373 22 250 593, +373 22 234 064


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


Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading. ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable): Appliances burning gaseous fuels


Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: The draft of Government Decision for the approval of the Technical Regulation on appliances burning gaseous fuels, 44 pages, Romanian language (44 page(s), in Romanian)


Description of content: Draft Technical Regulation lays down requirements for the placement on the market and the use of appliances burning gaseous fuels.

The draft technical Regulation establishes requirements that any gas appliance or fittings must meet when being placed on the Moldovan market. The regulation covers domestic and non-domestic appliances and to fittings designed to be incorporated into such appliances. It includes appliances for cooking, heating, hot water production, refrigeration, lighting, washing, forced draught burners and heating bodies to be equipped with such burners. Fittings are safety devices, controlling devices or regulating devices and sub-assemblies. The appliances might be new or second hand, manufactured in Moldova or imported.

The Regulation establishes obligations for manufacturers, importers and distributors of appliances and fittings. Manufacturers shall ensure that they have been designed and manufactured in accordance with the essential requirements set out in this regulation. Importers or distributors shall be considered a manufacturer and shall be subject to the same obligations when they place an appliance or a fitting on the market under his name or trademark or when they modify an appliance or a fitting considerably.

This technical regulation establishes conformity assessment procedures for appliances burning gaseous fuels that must comply with their producers.


Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable: Consumer information, labelling; Prevention of deceptive practices and consumer protection; Protection of human health or safety; Protection of the environment; Quality requirements; Harmonization


Relevant documents:

1.    Law No 112 of 02 July 2014 for the ratification of the Association Agreement between the Republic of Moldova, on the one hand, and the European Union and the European Community of Atomic Energy and their Member States, of the other part;

2.    Law no. 235of 01.11.2011 on accreditation and conformity assessment activities.


Proposed date of adoption: 2 February 2022

Proposed date of entry into force: 3 August 2022; 6 months from adoption


Final date for comments: 60 days from notification


Texts available from: National enquiry point [X] or address, telephone and fax numbers and email and website addresses, if available, of other body:

Main TBT Enquiry Point
Quality Infrastructure and Industrial Security Division,
Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure
Lidia JITARI, Senior Adviser

National Notification Authority
Elena CRAVET, Principal Adviser, Trade Regimes and Bilateral Economic Relations Section

MD 2033
Piata Marii Adunari Nationale, 1
+(373) 22 250 668; +(373) 22 250 639;;,