You will need to pay an annual usage fee in order to have a certification for the EU-Ecolabel - also even if the ecolabel has not been actively used in marketing. The usage fee is calculated based on your annual revenue from the product that carries the EU-Ecolabel. You will therefore also have to report which countries you are selling to and the estimated annual revenue per country.
The usage fee is 0,15 % of the revenue in the European Economic Area.
You will always have to pay a usage fee of at least 1.500 € + VAT* per year.
The usage fee cannot exceed 25,000 euros + VAT* per year.
The usage fee is reduced by 25% when both the applicant and the producer can be classified as micro companies, small or medium-sized businesses or businesses located in a developing country.
Additionally, you have the possibility to get the usage fee reduced if your company is certified to use both the Nordic Swan Ecolabel and the EU-Ecolabel.
When you are granted a licence, the annual usage fee will be calculated with an on-account invoice for the current year. Subsequently, at the beginning of the new year you will receive a new on-account invoice in addition to an annual statement for the previous year.
* The sale is subject to reverse charge. The recipient is liable for the VAT according to article 56 of the Council Directive 2006/112/EC.