On July 1 2017, Refrigerating Appliances for Home Use and Similar Uses numbered GB/T 8059-2016 officially kicked in. The set of standards was made public on December 30, 2016, to replace the previous four separate set of standards on refrigerators, freezers, refrigerator-freezers and frost-free refrigerating appliances. As the first revision after 22-year implementation, the new refrigeration standards reflect the development of the technology and market needs and set a higher bar for the industry.