Panama Extends Compliance Deadlines for AC Equipment, Refrigerators, Freezers, and Motors

February 19, 2019


On December 26, 2018, the Panamanian Ministry of Commerce and Industry approved Resolution № 151. The document extends compliance deadlines of Technical Regulations on Energy Efficiency and Labeling for the following types of products: 


  • air conditioners of the following types: inverter, split, window, and central 

  • refrigerators

  • freezers

  • three-phase squirrel-cage induction motors


It should be considered that the requirements for the minimum energy efficiency levels and labeling for the above-mentioned products imported to Panama will come into force from June 30, 2019. Starting from December 30, 2019, the products that are not compliant with the foregoing requirements will be prohibited for sale to end-users in Panama.


The link to the official document is available here.



The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.


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