An application will generate an application fee of R2 500.00 (excl VAT) per product group, and is payable on application. Once Eco-Choice Ecolabelling has received the completed application, the application will be considered and an official invoice will be issued. No application will be considered before payment of the relevant application fee
Once your application has been considered and approved, and before your EColabel and Ecolabel Licence is issued, you are required to pay an Activation Fee.
All first applications for new products (products that have not been on the market before) require an activation fee of R7 500.00 (excl VAT), irrespective of the number of products for which the application is submitted.
All first applications for existing products (products that are already on the market) require an activation fee equal to 1.5% of nett sales turnover (excl VAT) of the previous year’s sales with a minimum initial fee of R15 000.00 (excl VAT), irrespective of the number of products for which the application is submitted.
Annual Licence Fee
Your Ecolabel Licence incurs an annual fee directly related to the sales of licenced products. There are two pricing levels for Annual Licence Fees:
Companies that manufacture and sell their products under their own brand name are regarded as the official "Licence Holder".
Where Licence Holder's sell products to distributors or other companies for sale under a different brand name or label, such distributors or recipients are regarded as 'Sub Licence' holders.
The following fees apply:
All Licence holders of licenced products shall pay an annual licence fee equal to 2.0% of net sales turnover (excl VAT), quarterly in arrears from the date of registration.
Sub-licence holders of licenced products shall pay an annual licence fee equal to 1.0% of net sales turnover (excl VAT), quarterly in arrears from the date of registration.
Your Application Fee is non-refundable.
Your application will only be considered on payment of your Application Fee
Your Ecolabel Licence will only be issued on payment of the Activation Fee.
Calculation of Licence Fee
Your annual Licence Fee is paid quarterly from the date your Ecolabel was issued. The fee is calculated on a submission by the Licence Holder/s of their gate sales for licenced products over the preceding quarter.
The submission must be signed-off by the Licensee and constitutes a legal document and is subject to audit and review by ECA.