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Solid fuels and firelighting products 087

The product group covers a wide range of product types such as barbeque charcoal, briquettes, firelighters, firewood, pellets and wood chips.

  • Fees valid from 1 January 2019

    The criteria document for solid fuels and firelighting products is an overall document for the commodity groups:

    • Wood pellets and wood chips
    • Wood briquettes and firewood
    • Barbeque charcoal, barbeque briquettes and fireligthing products

    Fees are charged per commodity group according to the price list below.

    Application fee

    Application fee including one on-site inspection within the Nordic region *) 30 000 SEK excl. VAT.
    Renewal fee *) 15 000 SEK excl. VAT.

    Annual licence fee

    Annual Nordic licence fee**)

    Wood pellets and wood chips:
    0,15 % + VAT of the turnover in the Nordic countries up to 20 million EUR.

    0,05% + VAT of the part of the turnover in the Nordic countries that exceeds 20 million EUR.

    Wood briquettes and firewood:
    0,3 % + VAT of the turnover in the Nordic countries up to 50 million EUR.

    0,05% + VAT of the part of the turnover in the Nordic countries that exceeds 50 million EUR.

    Charcoal/briquettes and firelighting products:
    0,3 % + VAT of the turnover in the Nordic countries up to 50 million EUR.

    0,05% + VAT of the part of the turnover in the Nordic countries that exceeds 50 million EUR.

    Minimum fee for the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR annually excl. VAT
    Maximum fee for the Nordic countries No maximum fee
    Annual licence fee outside the Nordic countries (for licence holders with a turnover of more than 300 000 EUR of Nordic Swan ecolabelled products, sold outside the Nordic countries) 2 000 EUR annually excl. VAT

    If the Nordic Swan ecolabelled products are only sold outside the Nordic countries, a minimum fee is always charged.

    Fee for extensions/alterations of licence

    Extension/alteration of existing licence Fees for alterations will be charged according to how long it takes to deal with the matter:
    - Less than 4 hours: 3 750 SEK excl. VAT
    - Between 4 and 8 hours: 7 500 SEK excl. VAT
    - More than 8 hours: 15 000 SEK excl. VAT

    Fees for on-site inspections

    Extra fee for additional on-site inspection within the Nordic countries 5 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit
    On-site inspection outside the Nordic region, but within Europe***) 15 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit
    On-site inspections outside Europe***) 25 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit

    Euro rate: The exchange rate of the first day of the year is used to convert amounts in Euro to national currency.

    *) Micro enterprises are charged half the fee. A micro enterprise, according to our definition, is a company with a maximum of 10 employees and with a total turnover of 2 million EUR (including both ecolabelled and non-ecolabelled products).

    **) Corporations pay only one licence fee

    ***) There is an extra fee of 1 000 EUR per day if the inspection takes more than one day.

  • Information on the latest version of the criteria for solid fuels and firelightning products

    3.2 ⇛ 3.3: Alteration of the criteria

    Requirement O27 Take-back system has been removed. The new version is called 3.3 and is valid until March 31, 2024.

    3.1 ⇛ 3.2: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 24 monthsr. The new version, 3.2, is valid until 31 Mars 2024.

    3.0 ⇛ 3.1: Alteration of the criteria

    On 18 October 2017, the adjusted requirement to radiation intensity in requirement 017 was remowed from the criteria. Furthermore, the document was updated with a number of former interpretation requirements. The new version is called 3.1 and is valid until March 31st 2022.

    3.0: New criteria generation

    The new generation criteria was published on March 6th 2017 and is valid until March 31st 2022.

  • In order to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in your marketing, you must have a valid Nordic Swan Ecolabel licence. Please log in to The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal to apply for a licence. You are free to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in all of your marketing from the date of approval until your licence expires.

    Go to The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal and start your application process! If this is the first time you apply, please contact portal@svanen.se to receive login information for the Portal.

    Start by going through the requirements and fees that apply to your specific product group. These can be found above.

    In some cases, you must use our separate application form. For example, the form must be used in cases where the producer and licensee are two separate companies, or if you wish to cancel a licence. Please contact your advisor in these cases, or if you are unsure what applies to you. The form to be used in these special cases can be downloaded here.

    For more details on the application process, please head to our application guide: "Application step by step".

    Good luck with your application!

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