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Ecodesign regulation on computers and computer servers published

The new "Commission Regulation (EU) No 617/2013 of 26 June 2013 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for computers and computer servers" was recently published in the EU Official Journal.

The Regulation establishes ecodesign requirements for the placing on the market of computers and computer servers. It contains requirements on the energy efficiency of computers and notebooks, which become effective in two stages (1 July 2014 and 1 January 2016), and on the information to be provided by manufacturers.

The regulation will enter into force on 17 July 2013.