Chemical building products

The product group covers a wide range of product types - such as adhesives, fillers, primers, sealants, self-levelling products, industrial paints and exterior paints and varnishes.

Note- important information about the preservative BIT, please read here.

  • 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
    • Anti corrosion for industrial and infrastructure applications
    • Other industrial paints and varnishes
    • Adhesives / Fillers / Sealants
    • Impregnating agents for tiles, stone and concrete

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

    Type of fee


    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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