Printing companies, printed matter, envelopes and other converted paper products

The product group covers both printing companies, printed matters and production of envelopes.


  • Nordic fee

    Fees valid from 1st January 2018

    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee* EUR 3,000 + VAT per unit

    The fee payable for each unit in a chain is reduced by 50% if the chain processes the application centrally.
    Renewal fee* EUR 1,500 + VAT per unit

    50% reduction per unit, cf above
    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 Denmark EUR 1.5 per tonne of purchased paper***** up to 2,000 tonnes + VAT, from 2,000 tonnes EUR 0.5 + VAT per tonne of paper
    Minimum fee for Denmark**** EUR 2,000 per unit + VAT per year
    Maximum fee for Denmark EUR 15,000 + VAT per year per unit

    * A unit is a printing company and may also be an enterprise with a licence for a specific item of printed matter.

    ** 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.

    **** 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.

    ***** Purchased paper= the licence holder’s annual procurement of paper for printing either at the licence holder og at the licence holder’s Nordic ecolabelled supplier of items of printed matter for the Nordic market. If the paper consumption at the printing company is considerably higher than the paper procurement, e.g. if the printing company uses paper supplied by the customer, then Nordic Ecolabelling may charge a fee based on the printing company's total paper consumption. Groups of companies may add up their paper consumption, only not across geographic borders in case of Nordic printing companies.

    Note:
    Paper producers interested in supplying ”inspected” paper to the Nordic ecolabelled printing companies pay fees accordion to the Nordic region list

    Published 26 September 2017, valid from 1st January 2018

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