Anticss
Anti-circumvention of standards for better market surveillance

News archive

June 16th, 2020

Presentation at Electronics Goes Green event

ANTICSS to be presented at the Electronics Goes Green event.

June 10th, 2020

Product testing - model selection

Overview of model selection of our current testing efforts:


June 08th, 2020

On-going product testing by ANTICSS

Refrigerators are among the product categories checked to detect possible circumvention, currently being tested in an independent laboratory. 


June 03rd, 2020

TVs among the product categories tested by ANTICSS

Televisions are among the product categories tested to identify possible circumvention efforts, which would limit the energy efficiency benefits intended by the energy label and Ecodesign legislations.

June 01st, 2020

Project testing efforts continue

The ANTICSS project continues in its efforts to identify circumvention against the energy labelling and Ecodesign energyefficiency-related requirements. Dishwashers are among the product categories currently tested in independent labs.

February 25th, 2020

Model selection procedure for alternative testing

Full details of how the project selects products for laboratory testing, to investigate possible energy efficiency related  circumvention issues

February 10th, 2020

BLOG: New ways of circumventing legislation and standards uncovered

European legislation on ecodesign and  energy labelling makes an important contribution to achieving climate protection goals. However, their effect is endangered if manufacturers fail to comply with legal requirements or deliberately circumvent prescribed test procedures. Kathrin Graulich from the Oeko-Institut, coordinator of ANTICSS, explains the project efforts to undercover the tricks used by manufacturers of electrical appliances to circumvent minimum requirements and measurement standards in the  field of ecodesign and energy labelling.

January 16th, 2020

EU Auditors report on noncompliance

New report of EU Auditors on product noncompliance referring also to ANTICSS

December 03rd, 2019

ANTICSS achievements so far

Brief overview of past and current actions: 

October 16th, 2019

Product categories selected

List of product categories for further investigation

Project news
August 13th, 2020

Analysis of laboratory tests of domestic dishwashers

Results of dishwasher tests investigating possible circumvention available 

August 12th, 2020

Refrigerators tested to detect circumvention

ANTICSS report on refrigerators tested for circumvention now available