Wednesday, 29 June 2016 08:38

NRCan (Natural Resources Canada) Requirements

Are you importing a product that is subject to the Energy Efficiency regulations?


Please take the time to review the attached list.  If you are importing goods affected by these regulations this is a friendly reminder that in order to ensure a smooth clearance process we do need some additional information before your shipment can be released.


Import Information requires these data elements be transmitted to customs when we release your shipment: 

·         The name of the product using one of the names identified on the attached list.

·         The model number of the product, including motors; (please note that Unique Motor Identifiers for motors are no longer required);

·         The brand, if any, of the product;

·         The address of the dealer; and

·         One of the following purposes, for which the product is being imported:

o    Sale or lease in Canada without modification.

o    Sale or lease in Canada after being modified to comply with the applicable energy efficiency standard.

Energy Efficiency Act and Energy Efficiency Regulations, some extra information you may find helpful.

  1. Energy Efficiency Regulations have five requirements:

·         Regulated products must comply with minimum energy efficiency standards;

·         An energy efficiency report must be filed with NRCan prior to first import;

·         All regulated products must bear an energy efficiency verification mark from a certification body accredited by the Standards Council of Canada;

·         Necessary import information must be provided to the CBSA at the time of import;

·         Some regulated products must bear labels indicating their energy performance. Regulated products do not need to be labelled as a condition of importation. For more information on labelling requirements, please visit NRCan's Web site.


Regulated products

·         Automatic ice-makers

·         Chillers

·         Ceiling fans and ceiling fan light kits

·         Clothes dryers

·         Clothes washers (residential and commercial)

·         Compact audio products

·         Compact fluorescent lamps – CFLs

·         Dehumidifiers

·         Digital television adapters

·         Dishwashers

·         Dry-type transformers

·         Electric boilers

·         Electric motors, 1 to 500 HP (0.746 to 375 kW)

·         Electric ranges

·         Electric water heaters

·         Exit signs

·         External power supplies

·         Fluorescent lamp ballasts

·         Freezers

·         Gas boilers

·         Gas fireplaces

·         Gas furnaces

·         Gas ranges

·         Gas unit heaters – commercial

·         Gas water heaters

·         General service fluorescent lamps

·         General service incandescent reflector lamps

·         General service lamps and modified spectrum incandescent lamps

·         Ground- or water-source heat pumps

·         Integrated over/under washer-dryers

·         Internal water-loop heat pumps

·         Large air conditioners, heat pumps and condensing units

·         Oil-fired boilers

·         Oil-fired furnaces

·         Oil-fired water heaters

·         Packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps

·         Refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers and wine chillers

·         Refrigerated beverage vending machines

·         Room air conditioners

·         Self-contained commercial freezers

·         Self-contained commercial refrigerator-freezers

·         Self-contained commercial refrigerators

·         Single package vertical air conditioners and heat pumps

·         Single-package central air conditioners and heat pumps: single- and three-phase

·         Split-system central air conditioners and heat pumps: single- and three-phase

·         Snack and refrigerated beverage and vending machines

·         Televisions

·         Traffic and pedestrian signal modules

·         Torchiere lamps

·         Video products

All of these energy-using products must meet federal energy efficiency standards in order to be imported into Canada or manufactured in Canada and shipped from one province to another. The Regulations continue to apply to these products if they are incorporated into a larger unit or machine, even when that unit or machine is an unregulated product.




Dear Stakeholders,

This is to inform you that two key regulatory documents related to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations have been published in the Canada Gazette, Part I. This is a significant milestone for Natural Resources Canada’s continued work under its Forward Regulatory Plan 2016-18  released in March 2016.

Amendment 13

  • The proposed Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 have been pre-published, along with a Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement.
  • Pre-publication initiates a 75-day comment period, which will end on July 14, 2016.
  • Natural Resources Canada welcomes formal, written comments at any point throughout the 75-day period and encourages stakeholders to submit comments as soon as possible to allow for early analysis of any potential changes to the proposal to address concerns.
  • All comments will be taken into consideration in the development of the final Regulations that will be published in the Canada Gazette, Part II.
  • The final publication date will depend on the number and nature of comments received during the comment period.

Amendment 14

  • Notice of Intent has been published, initiating Natural Resources Canada’s process to develop the first in a subsequent series of amendments.
  • The notice lists the product categories that will be subject to this process; outlines the next steps that will be taken to engage interested stakeholders; and provides the timeline targeted for pre-publication of a regulatory proposal.
  • In the coming weeks, technical bulletins will be released to collect stakeholder views on the new requirements being considered for each of the product categories listed in the notice.

Stakeholders are encouraged to visit Natural Resources Canada’s website for more information on regulatory activities.
Debbie Scharf
Director, Equipment Division
Office of Energy Efficiency
Natural Resources Canada
930 Carling Ave, Building 3, 1st Floor
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0Y3

Fax: 613-947-5286
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