Development of Guidelines on EC&EE Labeling
Policy measure

According to the Global Environment Facility (2004a), the programme Promoting Energy Conservation in Small and Medium Enterprises (PECSME) was approved in 2003 as part of the Vietnam Energy Conservation Program (VECP). The programme was carried out jointly with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).   

The aim of the PECSME programme is to remove barriers to the uptake of energy conservation technologies, improve management’s focus on energy cost reductions, enhance technician training in energy conservation practices and improve the operation of energy using equipment by SMEs (GEF, 2004a). The PECSME programme focuses on the following five SME sectors: bricks, ceramics, textiles, paper and food processing.

Component 1 of the PECSME programme EC&EE Policy and Institutional Support Development Program entails, among other things, capacity building for government policymakers to develop policies, circulars, standards and enforcement mechanisms (GEF, 2004a) – one sub-component focuses on the Development of Guidelines on EC&EE labeling.

The total costs of the PECSME programme amount to USD 29.227.250, while the total implementation costs of Component 3 will total USD 1,239,000 (GEF, 2004a).

No identified implementation measures.
No identified challenges.

It was expected that the sub-component would result in the review and assessment of the impacts of EC&EE labelling of EC&EE equipment in other countries on both the manufacturers and consumers. On this basis, the benefits derived from EC&EE labelling and the barriers/constraints to its implementation would have to be determined in Viet Nam. Finally, guidelines on labelling EC&EE products were to be formulated (GEF, 2004b).


GEF (Global Environment Facility), 2004a. Promoting Energy Conservation in Small and Medium Enterprises. 5th JPO Regional Workshop, Hanoi, 17 June 2004.  

----, 2004b. Vietnam: Promoting Energy Conservation in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (PECSME) – Project Brief. Available at: