Printing companies, printed matter, envelopes and other converted paper products

National fee No need for registration in other countries.

Type of fee


Application fee*

EUR 2,000 + VAT per unit**
The fee payable for each unit in a chain is reduced by 50% if the chain processes the application centrally.

Renewal fee*

EUR 1,000 + VAT per unit**
50% reduction per unit, cf above

Inspection visits outside the Nordic region in Europe

EUR 500 + VAT per visit

Inspection visits outside Europe

EUR 1,500 + VAT per visit

Amendment to existing licence***

EUR 0/250/500/1,000 + VAT

Licence fee for Nordic region

EUR 1.5 per tonne of purchased paper**** up to 2,000 tonnes + VAT, from 2,000 tonnes EUR 0.5 + VAT per tonne of paper

Minimum fee for Nordic region*

EUR 1,500 per unit** + VAT per year

Maximum fee for Nordic region

EUR 15,000 + VAT per year per unit**

* For units which 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.

** A unit is a printing company and may also be an enterprise with a licence for a specific item of printed matter.

***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.

**** Purchased paper=the licence holder’s annual procurement of paper for printing either at the licence holder og at the licence holder’s Nordic ecolabelled supplier of items of printed matter for the Nordic market. If the paper consumption at the printing company is considerably higher than the paper procurement, e.g. if the printing company uses paper supplied by the customer, then Nordic Ecolabelling may charge a fee based on the printing company's total paper consumption. Groups of companies may add up their paper consumption, only not across geographic borders in case of Nordic printing companies.

Paper producers interested in supplying ”inspected” paper to the Nordic ecolabelled printing companies pay an application and control fee of EUR 4000 per use of paper. However limited to 4 pulp productions, subsequently EUR 1000 extra per pulp production.

In addition, an annual fee of EUR 4000 is payable per calendar year per use of paper with compulsory publishing on public list. No fee is charged for the calendar year in which the application is received.

Paper carrying the EU Ecolabel can also be included in the list. There is an establishment charge of 500€/licence.
In addition, an annual fee of 1,000€. per licence per calender year will be charged from 2015.

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

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