The second phase of the Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme (MEELS) will be fully implemented on Monday (September 19) to include washing machines and dehumidifiers under the scheme.
The MEELS was introduced in May 2008 through the Energy Efficiency (Labelling of Products) Ordinance (Cap. 598), under which energy labels are required to be shown on all prescribed products for supply in Hong Kong to inform consumers of their efficiency performance. Following the successful implementation of the first phase of the scheme, which covered three types of products, namely room air-conditioners, refrigerating appliances and compact fluorescent lamps, the scheme was extended to cover washing machines and dehumidifiers on March 19, 2010, with a grace period of 18 months.
More about Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme: http://www.emsd.gov.hk/emsd/eng/pee/eels_mandate.shtml