Are manufacturers allowed to produce IE1 motors after June 2011?

Standard efficiency (IE1) motors may no longer be placed on the European market as of June 16th, 2011. By then all new motors will have to meet the IE2 (high efficiency) rating in Europe.
The regulations do not apply outside Europe, however. Therefore it will be possible for manufacturers to produce IE1 motors for markets that do not have minimum efficiency requirements.

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