Car and boat care products

The product group covers a wide range of product types - such as vehicle shampoo, wax and polish, window cleaning, wheel and tire cleaning, interior cleaning, insect remover, engine wash and degreasers.

Below you will find all the necessary documents and background information to apply for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.


  • Nordic fee

    Fees valid from 1st January 2018

    Type of fee


    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

    Minimum fee for Nordic region

    EUR 2,000 + VAT per year

    Maximum fee for Nordic region

    EUR 100,000 + VAT per year

    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.
    All information given on this site is subject to a disclaimer for errors and omissions.

    Published on 27 January 2015, valid until 31 December 2017