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

Not complying with the Swedish Chemicals Agency rules on chemical notifications, which go beyond the harmonised notifications to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), is classed as a criminal offence. 

Non-compliance may lead to legal action or a fine between SEK 5,000 and SEK 2,0000 (EUR 500 and EUR 2,000).

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

Sweden is one of many Member States that has its own legislative requirements for notifying chemicals. As these national requirements can vary significantly, submitting data can be a complex process. Fortunately, NCEC's poison centre experts have extensive knowledge and experience that enable us to provide a comprehensive notification service across the EU, including meeting 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. This includes 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 authorities to notify this information. If you’re unsure what is the best way forward for your organisation, need assistance in understanding Annex VIII to CLP, or require help with your poison centre notifications please contact us through the form on the right or via email at [email protected].