Grocery stores

National fee 

Fees as of 1 January 2017

Type of fee Amount
Application/renewal fee

EUR 3,000 + VAT, however not less than EUR 250 + VAT per store.                      

If the stores are located outside the Nordic region, an extra fee is added for inspection visits.

Change of existing license*

For changes of existing licenses the fees are:

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

If the license is to be extended with new stores, the fee is not less than EUR 250 + VAT per new store, regardless of the of the time consumption.
License fee

The license fee is dependent on the amount of stores covered by the license. For the first 10 stores, the fee is higher than for the additional stores.

[1;10] = EUR 2,000€ + VAT per store in the interval

[11;50] = EUR 1,000 + VAT per store in the interval

[51;200] = EUR 500 + VAT per store in the interval

[201;∞[ = EUR 250  + VAT per store in the interval

I.e., a license with 15 stores will pay an annual fee of: 10 x EUR 2,000 + 5 x EUR 1,000 = EUR 25,000.

NB: Every store chain (identical brand) is required to have at least one license per country.

Published 29 September 2016.


Fees valid until 31 December 2016

Type of fee


Application fee

EUR 2,000 + VAT per store

The fee payable for each store in a chain of stores is reduced by 50% if the chain processes the application centrally.

Renewal fee

EUR 1,000 per store + VAT

50% reduction per store, cf above.

Amendment to existing licence*

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

Annual licence fee for Denmark

0.05% of turnover + VAT per year

Minimum fee for Denmark

EUR 1,400 + VAT per year

Maximum fee for Denmark

EUR 4,000 per store + VAT per year.

A chain of stores pays maximum EUR 40,000 per year, however minimum EUR 1,400 per store + VAT per year.

*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.

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

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