Tissue paper and tissue products

The product group ‘tissue paper’ shall comprise sheets or rolls of tissue paper fit for use for personal hygiene, absorption of liquids and/or cleaning of soiled surfaces. The tissue product consists of creped or embossed paper in one or several plies. The fibre content of the product shall be at least 90 %.

That product group shall not comprise any of the following:

(a) wet wipes and sanitary products;

(b) tissue products laminated with other materials than tissue paper;

(c) products as referred to in Directive 76/768/EEC.


  • Pursuant to  the decision of the European Commission for a new framework for the EU Ecolabel, the fees have been adjusted. The fees became effective on 16 January 2015. 

    AMOUNT  TYPE OF FEE
    Application fee / renewal fee, standard * EUR 2000 + VAT****
    Application fee / renewal fee, SMEs and operators in developing countries * EUR 600 + VAT****
    Application fee / renewal fee, micro-enterprises * EUR 350 + VAT****
    Inspection visit EUR 1,000 + VAT**** per day away from the office plus refund of all travel and accommodation costs
    Amendment/Extension of fee EUR 125 + VAT**** per working hour spent
    but not exceeding the application fees above
    Annual License fee ** / ***

    0.15% of the turnover in EEA-member countries*****
    however minimum EUR 1,500 + VAT**** per year and maximum EUR 25,000 + VAT**** per year

    * If the applicant is also registered under the European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) or certified according to ISO 14001, the application and renewal fees are reduced subject to the ecolabelling requirements being expressly incorporated in the certification as part of the environmental policy and specific environmental objectives. The reduction is 30% for EMAS, and 15% for ISO 14001. The reduction is not cumulative. In order for the applicant to be entitled to this reduction, documentation of certification shall be submitted at the time of application as well as a copy of and reference to the parts of the management system in which the ecolabelling requirements are expressly incorporated.

    ** License fees for micro-enterprises, SMEs and operators in developing countries are reduced by 25%.

    *** For license holders licensed to use the Nordic Ecolabel for the same products during the same period, the Nordic share of the EU turnover may be excluded from the calculation of the license fee for the EU ecolabel. This does not affect maximum and minimum fees.

    **** The sale is subject to reverse charge. The recipient is liable for the VAT according to article 56 of the Council Directive 2006/112/EC.

    ***** The EEA (European Economic Area) consists of all EU member countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

    Applicable from 16 January 2015.