Durable/resistant wood for outdoor use

Below you will find all the necessary documents and background information to apply for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. See also our Buildings and building materials portal


  • Nordic fee

    Fees valid from 1st January 2018

    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee* EUR 3,000 VAT, however not less than EUR 1,500 + VAT per wood type and/or treatment method
    Renewal fee* EUR 1,500 VAT, however not less than EUR 750 + VAT per wood type and/or treatment method
    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 1,500 + VAT per formulations/recipe.

    Annual licence fee for Nordic region 0.3% of turnover + VAT per year from EUR 0-50 million.                          

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

    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 1st January 2018

    The recipient is liable for the VAT according to article 56 of the Council Directive 2006/112/EC.
    All information given on this site is subject to a disclaimer for errors and omissions


    Fees valid until 31 December 2017

    Type of fee

    Amount

    Application fee*

    EUR 2,000 + VAT, however not less than EUR 1000 + VAT per wood type and/or treatment method

    Renewal fee*

    EUR 1,000 + VAT, however not less than EUR 500 + VAT per wood type and/or treatment method

    Inspection visits in Europe and more than one visit within the Nordic region

    EUR 500 + VAT per visit

    Inspection visits outside Europe

    EUR 1,500 + VAT per visit

    Extension of existing licence**

    < 4 hours: EUR 250 + VAT  

    < 8 hours: EUR 500 + VAT

    More than 8 hours: EUR 1,000 + VAT

    If the extension includes new wood types and or treatment methods, prices are the same as those applicable to amendments to an existing licence, however not less than EUR 1,000 + VAT per wood type or treatment method.

    Annual licence fee for Nordic region

    0.3% of turnover + VAT per year from EUR 0-50 million.                          

    0.05% of turnover + VAT per year > EUR 50 million.

    Minimum fee for Nordic region

    EUR 1,500 + VAT per year

    Maximum fee for Nordic region

    No maximum fee

    * 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.

    ** As for an extension of or amendment 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.

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

    Published on 29 September 2015

    The price of extensions and amendments to an existing licence is:                          

    < 4 hours: EUR 250 + VAT   



    < 8 hours: EUR 500 + VAT



    More than 8 hours: EUR 1,000 + VAT

    If the extension includes new wood types and or treatment methods, prices are the same as those applicable to amendments to an existing licence, however not less than EUR 1,000 + VAT per wood type or treatment method.

    The price of extensions and amendments to an existing licence is:                          

    < 4 hours: EUR 250 + VAT   



    < 8 hours: EUR 500 + VAT



    More than 8 hours: EUR 1,000 + VAT

    If the extension includes new wood types and or treatment methods, prices are the same as those applicable to amendments to an existing licence, however not less than EUR 1,000 + VAT per wood type or treatment method.