This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document summarises questions and answers of general interest regarding the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC and its implementing Regulations.
The answers provided reflect a common understanding between Commission services and the Market Surveillance Authorities of Member States. The answers as such are not legally binding. A binding interpretation of Community law is the sole competence of the European Court of Justice.
These FAQ cannot go beyond or substitute for the requirements of the Ecodesign Directive or its implementing Regulations. The Ecodesign Directive is addressed to the Member States and must be transposed into national law according to Article 23. The Ecodesign Regulations (implementing measures) are binding in their entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.