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Obtaining EU Ecolabel 


Applicable Fees in Portugal


Competent bodies charge fees on an individual basis, according to the limits and rules set out in Annex III of Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of November 25, 2009. Reductions are available for micro-enterprises and SMEs, companies in developing countries and EMAS-registered or ISO 14001 certified companies, according to the table available in step 5 on the "How to apply for the EU Ecolabel" page.  


There are 3 types of fees:


Application fee – Before the application is evaluated by the competent body, you will have to pay the application fee. The final cost of the application and extension fees is based on the number of product formulations you submit in your application, and takes into account the European Commission's definition of product components in the user manuals provided for each product group. 


Extension fee – If you wish to register another product or service under an existing EU Ecolabel licence, you will have to pay an extension fee for each new product or service. This extension fee only applies to the addition of products or services from the same group. 


Annual fee – Before using the EU Ecolabel logo on your products or services, you will have to pay the first annual fee, the amount of which depends on when the licence was granted and the validity period of the applicable criteria. The amounts can be simulated using this spreadsheet. Once the application has been approved, and at the beginning of each year, the DGAE will send a receipt with the amount of the annual fee, until the expiry of the criteria applicable to the product group. 


All fee payments should be made by bank transfer to: 


Instituto de Gestão de Tesouraria e Crédito Público, I.P. - IGCP, E.P.E.  


Using the bank identification code (BIC) 0781.0112.0112.0013.5649.4 


After making the bank transfer, proof of payment should be sent to DGAE via the following email addresses: 


recebimentos@dgae.gov.pt

rotulo.ecologico@dgae.gov.pt.  


Fee Reductions  

Competent bodies charge fees in accordance with the limits and rules set out in Annex III of Regulation 66/2010 of the European Parliament and of the European Council.  Reductions are available for micro-enterprises and SMEs, companies in developing countries and EMAS-registered or ISO 14001 certified companies, as shown in the table below. 


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EMAS-registered applicants benefit from a 30% reduction in the application fee and ISO 14001 certified applicants benefit from a 15% reduction in the application fee. The reductions are not cumulative and the highest reduction always applies. These reductions do not apply to the annual fee. 


According to the European definition of SMEs (Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC of May 6), these are generally defined as companies which together employ fewer than 250 workers and whose annual turnover does not exceed 50 million euros or whose annual balance sheet total does not exceed 43 million euros.  


In the SME category, a microenterprise is defined as an enterprise that employs fewer than 10 workers and whose annual turnover or annual balance sheet total does not exceed 2 million euros.  


A developing country is defined as a country that receives development aid from the OECD's Development Assistance Committee


For more information on fees, see the How to apply for the EU Ecolabel page on the European Commission's website. 


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