Baby products with textiles

Below you will find all the necessary documents and background information to apply for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

  • Nordic fee

    Fees valid from 1 January 2018

    The product group comprises baby products, where the surface in contact with the child is of textile and where the child has skin contact or other close contact with the textile on using the product. 

    The criteria document for baby products with textile is an overall document for the commodity groups:

    • Prams/strollers, push chairs and baby joggers 
    • Carry cots
    • Other fitting for prams/strollers and push chairs (pram harnesses, head protection in prams, pram harnesses, pram upholstery, mosquito net, waterproof cape for prams ect.)
    • Bicycle trailers (with textile)
    • Kombination products of the above products
    • Changing mats/-cushions/-pillows 
    • Carry/sleeping bags/play rugs/-mats (not covered by the EU's Toy directive)
    • Nursing pillows/cot bumpers/baby nests
    • Baby chairs with textile in the form of recliners, sedan chairs, bouncy chairs
    • Baby carriers, baby slings
    • Baby jumping swings
    • Infant travel beds
    • Car seat

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

    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee* EUR 3,000 + VAT per product group****
    Renewal fee* EUR 1,500 + VAT per product group****
    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*** The price of extensions with new products: EUR 2,000 + VAT per product****

    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 Ecolabelled 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 

    Fees for sale outside the Nordic region          
    (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.

    **** Products that are very similar in material and function and located in the same product group will be chargeable as one product.

    Published 26 September 2017, valid from 1 January 2018

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