You will need to pay an annual usage fee in order to maintain your certification for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel - even if the mark has not been actively used in marketing. The annual usage fee is based on your annual revenue from your Nordic Swan ecolabelled products and/or services. You will therefore have to report which countries you are selling to and the estimated annual revenue per country. This applies to countries both in and outside of the Nordic region.
You will always have to pay the annual usage fee - typically, the minimum fee amounts to 2,000 euros + VAT. For many product groups, there is also a maximum fee size.
You must pay the annual usage fee even if you have only had a licence for part of the year. However, you will only have to pay usage fee for the part of the year where you have had the certification. The minimum and maximum fee sizes will be adjusted if you have acquired a certification after the 1st of July.
When you become certificed, 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 together with an annual statement for the previous year.
You will receive an invoice from each of the Nordic countries that you are selling in.