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Order relating to the criteria, sub-criteria and scoring system for calculating and displaying the repairability index of televisions

Notification Number: 2020/473/F (France )
Date received: 21/07/2020
End of Standstill: 22/10/2020

Issue of comments by: Austria,Commission
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Message 002

Communication from the Commission - TRIS/(2020) 02770
Directive (EU) 2015/1535
Translation of the message 001
Notification: 2020/0473/F

No abre el plazo - Nezahajuje odklady - Fristerne indledes ikke - Kein Fristbeginn - Viivituste perioodi ei avata - Καμμία έναρξη προθεσμίας - Does not open the delays - N'ouvre pas de délais - Non fa decorrere la mora - Neietekmē atlikšanu - Atidėjimai nepradedami - Nem nyitja meg a késéseket - Ma’ jiftaħx il-perijodi ta’ dawmien - Geen termijnbegin - Nie otwiera opóźnień - Não inicia o prazo - Neotvorí oneskorenia - Ne uvaja zamud - Määräaika ei ala tästä - Inleder ingen frist - Не се предвижда период на прекъсване - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare.

(MSG: 202002770.EN)

1. Structured Information Line
MSG 002 IND 2020 0473 F EN 21-07-2020 F NOTIF

2. Member State

3. Department Responsible
Direction générale des entreprises
Bât. Sieyès -Teledoc 151
61, Bd Vincent Auriol
75703 PARIS Cedex 13

3. Originating Department
Ministère de la transition écologique et solidaire
Commissariat au développement durable
Service de l'économie verte et solidaire
Tour Séquoïa
92055 Paris-La Défense Cedex

4. Notification Number
2020/0473/F - H00

5. Title
Order relating to the criteria, sub-criteria and scoring system for calculating and displaying the repairability index of televisions

6. Products Concerned
Televisions falling within the scope of Regulation (EU) 2019/2021 laying down ecodesign requirements for electronic displays

7. Notification Under Another Act

8. Main Content
The repairability index consists of a score out of ten intended to be displayed at the time of purchase to inform consumers of the categories of electrical and electronic products. This score is obtained by dividing an overall score of one hundred points by ten according to five criteria, each scored out of twenty and of equal weight, making it possible to assess the repairability of the products concerned. These criteria are as follows: documentation provided by the manufacturer, ease of disassembly of the product, availability of spare parts, relationship between the price of the most expensive spare part and the price of the original product, usage counter (optional) or other criteria specific to the category of products concerned. This Order applies to televisions falling within the scope of Regulation (EU) 2019/2021 laying down ecodesign requirements for electronic displays. It specifies the criteria, sub-criteria and scoring system applicable to televisions to calculate the repairability index by model.
Producers, importers, or other parties placing electrical and electronic equipment on the market, including televisions shall be required to calculate the index for the categories of products concerned, and to make this information available.

9. Brief Statement of Grounds
Directive (EU) 2018/851 on waste encourages Member States to take appropriate measures to prevent waste generation. In addition, one of the objectives of the European action plan for the circular economy (COM (2020) 98) is to improve the durability and repairability of products. The stakeholder consultation held in the context of the Roadmap for the circular economy, which was presented by the Government on 23 April 2018, resulted in measure No 10, which provides for mandatory information on the repairability of electrical and electronic products. The measure aims to promote responsible consumption by improving consumer information through the establishment and mandatory display of a simple repairability index for some of these products. This index aims to inform the consumer regarding how easy it is to repair the product concerned. This measure thus aims on the one hand to compensate for the asymmetry of information between consumers and manufacturers or distributors concerning the repairability of products and, on the other hand, to encourage manufacturers to integrate repairability criteria into the design of their products, thus tending towards products that are more durable because they are more robust because they are ‘eco-designed’. With this measure, a reasonable ambition is to reduce breakdowns of electrical and electronic products giving rise to repair in the network of French repairers to 60 %, within five years, as compared to around 40 % today. From an environmental standpoint, this measure will allow France to pursue its national objective of reducing the resource consumption linked to French consumption: to reduce resource consumption relative to GDP by 30 % compared to 2010, by 2030 (Law No 2015-992). More repairable and therefore more durable products will effectively lead to a reduction in resource consumption (reduction in the need for new products), a reduction in the quantity of waste electrical and electronic products and an associated reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
The televisions category was selected for implementation of the repairability index because these appliances are in general use in France, the impact of this use on household budgets and the environmental impacts generated by this product.

10. Reference Documents - Basic Texts
Reference(s) to basic text(s): Decree relating to the repairability index of electrical and electronic equipment notified jointly

11. Invocation of the Emergency Procedure

12. Grounds for the Emergency

13. Confidentiality

14. Fiscal measures

15. Impact assessment

16. TBT and SPS aspects
TBT aspect


SPS aspect

No - the draft is neither a sanitary nor phytosanitary measure.

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  DIGITALEUROPE on 05-10-2020
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Please find attached DIGITALEUROPE's comments on the French repairability scoring index.

Kind regards,

Hugh Kirk