Chemical building products (grout, glue, filler and outdoor paint)

Nordic fee 

Fees valid from 1st January 2018

The criteria document for chemical building products is an overall document for the product groups:

  • Outdoor paint and varnish
  • Industrial paints and varnishes
  • Adhesives / Fillers / Sealants

A special fee is charged for each product group according to the following list:

Type of fee

Amount

Application fee*

EUR 3,000 + VAT, however not less than EUR 375 + VAT per formulation/recipe 

Renewal fee*

EUR 1,500 + VAT, however not less than EUR 188 + VAT per formulation/recipe

More than one inspection visit within the Nordic region**

EUR 500 + VAT per visit

Inspection visits in Europe**

EUR 1,500 + VAT per visit

Inspection visits outside Europe**

EUR 2,500 + VAT per visit

Extension of existing licence***

Extension of existing or changes in licence

< 4 hours: EUR 375 + VAT
< 8 hours: EUR 750 + VAT
≥ 8 hours: EUR 1,500 + VAT

If the extension includes new formulations/recipes, prices are the same as those applicable to amendments to an existing licence, however not less than EUR 375 + VAT per formulations/recipe

Annual licence fee for Nordic region

0,3% of turnover + VAT per year

Minimum fee for Nordic region

EUR 2,000 + VAT per year per productgroup

Maximum fee for Nordic region

EUR 100,000 + VAT per year per productgroup

Fees for sale outside the Nordic region          
(Only if revenue > EUR 300,000 per year)

EUR 2,000 + VAT per year

* When both the applicant and the manufacturer are micro-enterprises, the fee is reduced by 50%. A micro-enterprise is in this context defined as an enterprise with less than 10 employees and an annual turnover (of both ecolabelled and not ecolabelled products) below EUR 2 million.

** Where audits requires more than one day away from the office including travelling, Nordic Ecolabelling can invoice an additional fee of 1,000€ per extra day. Other extraordinary costs induced by the audit can also be invoiced the applicant.

*** As for an extension of or amendments to a licence, time consumed in connection with the review process will be invoiced according to the extent of the required task. We make a distinction between entirely administrative tasks that last less than 1 hour, and all other tasks that last between 1 and 4 hours, between 4 and 8 hours and more than 8 hours.

Published 26 September 2017, valid from 1 January 2018

The recipient is liable for the VAT according to article 56 of the Council Directive 2006/112/EC.
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Fees valid until 31 December 2017

 The criteria document for chemical building products is an overall document for the product groups:

  • Outdoor paint and varnish
  • Industrial paints and varnishes
  • Adhesives / Fillers / Sealants

A special fee is charged for each product group according to the following list:

Fee type

Amount

Application fee*

EUR 2,000 + VAT, however not less than EUR 250 + VAT per formulation/recipe

Renewal fee*

EUR 1,000 + VAT, however not less than EUR 125 + VAT per formulation/recipe

Inspection visits in Europe and more than one visit in the Nordic region

EUR 500 + VAT per visit

Inspection visits outside Europe

EUR 1,500 + VAT per visit

Extension of existing licence**

The price of extensions and amendments to an existing licence is:

< 4 hours: EUR 250 + VAT
< 8 hours: EUR 500 + VAT
More than 8 hours: EUR 1,000 + VAT

If the extension includes new formulations/recipes, prices are the same as those applicable to amendments to an existing licence, however not less than EUR 250 + VAT per formulations/recipe.

Licence fee for the Nordic region

0.3% of turnover + VAT per year

Minimum fee for the Nordic region

EUR 1,500 + VAT per year per productgroup

Maximum fee for the Nordic region

EUR 100,000 + VAT per year per productgroup

* When both the applicant and the manufacturer are micro-enterprises, only half the fee will be payable. A micro-enterprise is in this context defined as an enterprise with less than 10 employees and an annual turnover (of both ecolabelled and not ecolabelled products) below EUR 2 million.

** When you have new products to be attached to an existing valid licence, an extension fee is payable. These may also be new variants of already approved products – e.g. a shampoo which is now marketed in a new volume size. In the case of an extension of, or amendments to a licence, time consumed in connection with the review process will be invoiced on the basis of the extent of the task. We make a distinction between tasks lasting less than 4 hours, between 4 and 8 hours and more than 8 hours.

Published on 27 January 2015

-Licence holders within this product group may add their turnover in this product group to that of the product group “Indoor paints and varnishes” in order not to pay more than one maximum fee.

-From 1st January 2015, existing customers that is affected heavily (>6,000€ increase on existing product groups compared to a calculation using the former system) will get a gradual increase of no more than 6,000€ per year for existing product groups compared to a calculation using the former system.

The recipient is liable for the VAT according to article 56 of the Council Directive 2006/112/EC.