Swedish Chemicals Agency – sanctions and penalties for poison centre non-compliance

Swedish Chemicals Agency – sanctions and penalties for poison centre non-compliance
09 November 2021

The Swedish Chemicals Agency have highlighted that non-compliance with their rules, which go beyond the harmonised notifications to ECHA, carry the penalty of a criminal offence.   

Non-compliance may lead to legal action or an environmental sanction charge between 5000 kr and 20000 kr (equivalent to a fine between €500 and €2000).

In addition to these penalties, the Swedish Chemicals Agency have reinforced that the authorities are responsible for reporting any suspicion of an offence to the police or the prosecutor.   

Submitting data to poison centres is a complex process. Sweden is one of many Member States that has its own legislative requirements for poison centre notifications and these requirements vary significantly across all EU Member States. NCEC's poison centre experts have extensive knowledge and experience that enable us to provide a comprehensive notification service across the EU, including the requirements of individual Member States.

To help our clients navigate Europe’s complex hazardous mixture submission processes and avoid the financial and legal costs of non-compliance, NCEC experts have also produced a poison centre compliance report detailing the regulatory compliance requirements from ECHA and details of the additional requirements from individual Member States. Watch this video to find out more about NCEC's poison centre compliance report.    

NCEC offers a full service for companies needing to submit poison centre notifications for their hazardous mixtures and biocides. We will identify the specific data requirements for each Member State, tailored to your product range, and then liaise with the appropriate appointing receiving bodies to notify this information. If you’re unsure what is the best way forward for your organisation, need assistance in understanding Annex VIII or require help with your poison centre notifications please contact us through the right-hand side form or via email at [email protected].