Objective of the research project ‘Anti-Circumvention of Standards for better market Surveillance (ANTICSS)’ is to assess and clearly define ‘circumvention’ in relation to EU Ecodesign and Energy labelling legislation and relevant harmonised standards

So far, however, current legislation still uses rather different terms and explanations to describe the acts that shall be prohibited. Thus, one of the main tasks of the ANTICSS project was to elaborate a comprehensive and robust understanding and resulting definition to clearly delimitate the act of ‘circumvention’ under EU Ecodesign and Energy label regulations and relevant harmonised standards from non-compliance and other effects that can be considered suspicious in terms of reaching a more favourable level for any of the parameters measured in a test and declared by the manufacturer.

Following a thorough process of literature research, and numerous expert and stakeholder consultations, the ANTICSS team has developed its own definition of circumvention and the "jeopardy effects", that will be further used within its market surveillance efforts to ensure that energy efficiency targets from within the Energy label and Ecodesign legislation will be met.

Find the full document here: https://www.anti-circumvention.eu/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/D08_ANTICSS_Final-definitions_circumvention.pdf