Cleaning agents for use in the food industry

Nordic fee 

Fees valid from 1st January 2018

Type of fee Amount
Application fee* EUR 3,000 + VAT, however not less than EUR 750 + VAT per formulation/recipe
Renewal fee* EUR 1,500 + VAT, however not less than EUR 375 + 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 750 + VAT per formulations/recipe.

Annual licence fee for Nordic region 0.3 % of turnover + VAT per year for EUR 0-50 million.

0.05% of turnover + VAT per year for EUR >50 million.
Minimum fee for Nordic region EUR 2,000 + VAT per year
Maximum fee for Nordic region No maximum fee

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

Type of fee Amount
Application fee*

EUR 2,000 + VAT, however not less than EUR 500 + VAT per formulation/recipe

Renewal fee*

EUR 1,000 + VAT, however not less than EUR 250 + VAT per formulation/recipe

More than one inspection visit in the Nordic region

EUR 500 + VAT per visit
Inspection visit in Europe** EUR 500 + VAT per visit
Inspection visit outside Europe**
EUR 1,500 + VAT per visit
Extension of existing license*** EUR 0/250/500/1,000 + 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 500 + VAT per formulations/recipe
License fee for Nordic region 0.3 % of turnover + VAT per year for EUR 0-50 million.

0.05% of turnover + VAT per year for EUR >50 million.
Minimum fee for Nordic region EUR 1,500 + VAT per year
Maximum fee for Nordic region No maximum fee

* 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.

** At inspection visits where more than one day away from the office including travelling time, Ecolabelling Denmark can add an extraordinary fee of EUR 1,000 + VAT per extra day. Other extraordinary costs related to the visit may also be imposed upon the applicant.

*** 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, less than 8 hours, and 8 hours or more.

Published 29 September 2016, valid until 31 December 2017