Anti-circumvention of standards for better market surveillance

News archive

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

July 08th, 2019

Definition of circumvention

Definition of ‘circumvention’ and ‘jeopardy effects’ in relation to EU Ecodesign and Energy labelling legislation.

June 28th, 2019

Newsletter n.2

ANTICSS Newsletter n.2: June 2019

June 27th, 2019

ECOS Newsletter: ANTICSS project will soon move into the labs

ECOS newsletter on the recent progress in the ANTICSS project

Project news

July 21st, 2021

Italian national event - summary and presentations

The summary and presentations from the ANTICSS national event (20.7.2021) available online

July 16th, 2021

Calculation sheet for domestic refrigerators

A  calculation sheet for domestic refrigerators to determine if a tested model is suspicious of circumvention.