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Household appliances - Voluntary Agreements

The EC welcomes alternative courses of actions such as self-regulation (voluntary agreements) by the industry, when they are likely to deliver the policy objectives faster or in a more cost-effective manner compared to mandatory requirements. They also allow to adapt flexibly to technological options and market sensitivities.

Voluntary agreements can be particularly successful in the area of energy efficiency:
two agreements have been implemented :