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Importing regulated energy-using products


Canada’s Energy Efficiency Act and Energy Efficiency Regulations prohibit the importation of certain energy-using products (for the purpose of sale or lease) unless specific requirements are met by importers/dealers.

Regulated Products

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  • Household appliances
  • Clothes dryers
  • Clothes washers
  • Clothes washer-dryers, integrated
  • Dehumidifiers: portable, whole-home
  • Dishwashers
  • Freezers
  • Household-style commercial clothes washers
  • Microwave ovens
  • Refrigerators, refrigerator/freezers,and wine chillers
  • Ranges: electric, gas
  • Electronic products
  • Battery chargers
  • Compact audio products
  • External power supplies
  • Televisions
  • Video products
  • Heating and cooling equipment
  • Air conditioners, central and heat pumps: split-system, single-package, single-package vertical
  • Air conditioners, large, heat pumps and condensing units
  • Air conditioners, room
  • Air conditioners, packaged terminal and heat pumps
  • Boilers: gas, oil-fired, electric
  • Chillers
  • Fireplaces, gas
  • Furnaces: gas, oil-fired
  • Gas-fired unit heaters
  • Heat pumps: ground-source, internal water loop
  • Lighting products
  • Ceiling fan light kits
  • Compact fluorescent lamps
  • Exit signs
  • Fluorescent lamp ballasts
  • General service fluorescent lamps
  • General service incandescent reflector lamps
  • General service lamps and modified spectrum incandescent lamps
  • Metal halide lamp ballasts
  • Torchieres
  • Traffic signal modules and pedestrian modules
  • Water heaters
  • Electric, gas, oil-fired
  • Industrial and commercial equipment
  • Commercial pre-rinse spray valves
  • Dry-type transformers
  • Electric motors
  • Small electric motors
  • Commercial refrigeration equipment
  • Commercial refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers
  • Ice-makers
  • Refrigerated vending machines
  • Walk-in freezer and walk-in cooler components

Importing requirements

NRCan import reporting requirements* (five data elements):

  1. Name of the product (eg. dishwasher)
  2. Model number of the product (for motors, the model number or the unique motor identifier)
  3. Brand name (if any)
  4. Address of the dealer
  5. Purpose of the importation

*For battery chargers, external power supplies, fluorescent lamp ballasts, electric motors and small electric motors incorporated into another product at time of import, the import reporting requirements listed above do not apply. All of the other regulatory requirements still apply (the product must meet the energy efficiency standard, an energy efficiency report must be filed prior to import, the product must bear an energy efficiency verification mark and the product must bear the prescribed label, if any).

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