Energy Standards Information System

APEC Economies


APEC ESIS provides up-to-date information about energy efficiency standards and labelling that apply to products in the APEC region. 

APEC ESIS allows policy agencies, standards and labelling practitioners, and producers and suppliers of products to see what standards are being developed or adopted in different economies for different products.  Links are provided to further information on relevant standards and organisations.

APEC ESIS is a user-friendly way for APEC economies to maintain up-to-date listings of standards for their economy.  Key contacts for each economy work with the Collaborative Labelling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP) to keep the listings up to date.  The key economy contacts also serve as points of enquiry.

CLASP maintains APEC ESIS on behalf of the APEC Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EGEE&C). 

The benefits of APEC ESIS: As well as helping to promote regional energy efficiency, APEC ESIS contributes to regional harmonisation of standards and conformance procedures, which results in more rapid trade flows, reduced costs and greater integration of production networks.

Regional and international alignment: APEC ESIS is integrated with CLASP’s global standards and labelling database.  It is also aligned to the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial and a task under the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC).

About APEC: The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region.  Decisions made within APEC are reached by consensus and commitments are undertaken on a voluntary basis.  APEC has 21 members - referred to as "member economies" - which account for approximately 40 percent of the world's population, approximately 54 percent of world gross domestic product (GDP) and about 44 percent of world trade.

About APEC EGEE&C: The APEC Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EGEE&C) promotes energy conservation and the application of energy efficiency practices and technologies in the APEC region.  It does this through advancing the application of demonstrated energy efficiency practices and technologies; contributing to international efforts to reduce the adverse impacts of energy production and consumption; and improving the analytical, technical, operational and policy capacity for energy efficiency and conservation within APEC Economies.


News & Publications


  • SEAD Hosts Webinar on Internationally Aligned Test Methods and Performance Requirements for Televisions

    2015-4-21  Read more
  • IEA-4E and CESC Host Webinar on Lighting Phase-Out Regulations

    2015-3-31  Read more
  • CLASP and Partners Assist Chile in Achieving Energy Savings through Efficient Distribution Transformers

    2015-1-30  Read more
  • IEA, IEA-4E, and SEAD Provide Platform for Cooperation on Networked Devices under the G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan

    2015-1-21  Read more
  • SEAD Launches Competition to Identify World’s Most Energy-Efficient TVs

    2015-1-7  Read more
  • APEC Workshop Facilitates Collaboration on Compliance Best Practices Sharing in Asia-Pacific Region

    2014-12-9  Read more


  • SEAD Analyzes International Alignment of Test Methods and Performance Requirements for Televisions

    2015-4-20  Read more
  • IEA 4E Publishes Updated Policy Brief on the Impact of ‘Phase-Out’ Regulations on the Lighting Market

    2015-3-1  Read more
  • UNEP Partnership Forecasts Energy Savings from Appliance Efficiency Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean

    2015-2-19  Read more
  • CLASP Publishes Benchmarking Analysis Comparing Linear Fluorescent Lighting Policies in Six Economies

    2014-11-13  Read more
  • Data on China’s Computer Market Reveal Half of Models Already Meet ENERGY STAR Version 6

    2014-11-10  Read more
  • Highest-Performance Gaming Computers Capable of Meeting ENERGY STAR Efficiency Benchmark

    2014-11-10  Read more
  • IEA-4E Publishes Policy Guidelines for Electric Motor Systems

    2014-10-07  Read more
  • CLASP and The Policy Partners Compare Global Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards and Labels

    2014-09-09  Read more