Rechargeable batteries and portable chargers


  • The criteria document for rechargeable batteries is an overall document for the commodity groups:

    • Power banks
    • Rechargeable batteries

    A separate fee is paid for each commodity group according to above list.


    Nordic fee

    Fees valid from 1st January 2019
    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee EUR 3,000 + VAT 
    Renewal fee EUR 1,500 + VAT
    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
    Annual licence fee for Nordic region 0.3% of Nordic Swan Ecolabel turnover + VAT per year for EUR 0-50 mio. 

    0.05% of Nordic Swan Ecolabel turnover + VAT per year for EUR >50 mio. 
    Minimum fee for Nordic region EUR 2,000 + VAT per year
    Maximum fee for Nordic region No maximum fee

    Fee for sale outside the Nordic region          
    (Only if revenue > EUR 300,000 per year)

    EUR 2,000 + VAT per year

    * 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 30st August 2018, valid from 1st January 2019.

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