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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.

  • "Solid fuels and firelightning products" is the collective term for the product groups:

    • Pellets and wood chips
    • Wood briquettes and firewood
    • Charcoal/briquettes and firelightning products

    Fees are charged per product group according to the list below:

    Fees valid from January 1st, 2019 until further notice

    Application fee:

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

    Annual licence fee:

    Annual Nordic licence fee**)

    Pellets and wood chips:
    0,15 % + VAT of the turnover in the Nordic countries up to 20 000 000 EUR.

    0,05% + VAT of the part of the turnover in the Nordic countries that exceeds 20 000 000 EUR.

    Wood briquettes and firewood:
    0,3 % + VAT of the turnover in the Nordic countries up to 50 000 000 EUR.

    0,05% + VAT of the part of the turnover in the Nordic countries that exceeds 50 000 000 EUR.

    Charcoal/briquettes and firelightning products:
    0,3 % + VAT of the turnover in the Nordic countries up to 50 000 000 EUR.

    0,05% + VAT of the part of the turnover in the Nordic countries that exceeds 50 000 000 EUR.

    Minimum fee for the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR annually excl. VAT
    Maximum fee for the Nordic countries 100 000 EUR excl. VAT
    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 €2 000 000 (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

    "Solid fuels and firelightning products" is the collective term for the product groups:

    • Pellets and wood chips
    • Wood briquettes and firewood
    • Charcoal/briquettes and firelightning products

    Fees are charged per product group according to the list below:

    Fees valid from January 1st, 2018 until December 31st, 2018

    Application fee:

    Application fee including one on-site inspection *) 28 000 SEK excl. VAT.
    Renewal fee *) 14 000 SEK excl. VAT.

    Annual licence fee:

    Annual Nordic licence fee**)

    Pellets and wood chips:
    0,15 % + VAT of the turnover in the Nordic countries up to 20 000 000 EUR.

    0,05% + VAT of the part of the turnover in the Nordic countries that exceeds 20 000 000 EUR.

    Wood briquettes and firewood:
    0,3 % + VAT of the turnover in the Nordic countries up to 50 000 000 EUR.

    0,05% + VAT of the part of the turnover in the Nordic countries that exceeds 50 000 000 EUR.

    Charcoal/briquettes and firelightning products:
    0,3 % + VAT of the turnover in the Nordic countries up to 50 000 000 EUR.

    0,05% + VAT of the part of the turnover in the Nordic countries that exceeds 50 000 000 EUR.

    Minimum fee for the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR annually excl. VAT
    Maximum fee for the Nordic countries 100 000 EUR excl. VAT
    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: 3 500 SEK excl. VAT
    - Between 4 and 8 hours: 7 000 SEK excl. VAT
    - More than 8 hours: 14 000 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 14 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit
    On-site inspections outside Europe 24 000 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 €2 000 000 (including both ecolabelled and non-ecolabelled products).

    **) Corporations pay only one licence fee

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

    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.

  • We are so happy you decided to send in an application for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel!


    The application process starts by you downloading the application form and filling it in. You then send it to Ecolabelling Sweden.

    We will register your application and send you a confirmation. You will also be assigned an advisor who will help you through the application process.

    During this process, you will send in documentation that proves that your product can successfully meet each of Nordic Ecolabelling’s requirements for your specific product group.

    The application consists of these parts:

    • Completed application form
    • Documentation Overview
    • Documentation showing fulfilment of all requirements according to the criteria document


    Once your product has been approved – not before, you have the right to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in all your marketing as long as your licence is valid.

    We wish you luck with your application and, most importantly, your work towards a more sustainable world!

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