Packaging for liquid foods

The product group covers primary packaging of carboard, plastic, aluminum and glass, which is used for liquid pre-packaged food and beverages such as milk, soups and yogurt.


  • Nordic fee

    Fees valid from 1st March 2019

    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee* EUR 3,000 + VAT. Used pulps must be inspected according to the Nordic Ecolabel fees paper & pulp.**
    Renewal fee* EUR 1,500 + VAT. Used pulps must be inspected according to the Nordic Ecolabel fees paper & pulp.**
    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 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.

    ** The applicant should be aware of the excisting Nordic Ecolabel fees for paper & pulp. Look under 'Inspection of board (Disposables for food, criteria generation 4)' in the paper 'Nordic Ecolabel fees paper & pulp'.

    *** 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 1st March 2019, valid from 1st March 2019

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

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