Fees

The Danish Safety Technology Authority’s costs for case handling and market surveillance of electronic cigarettes and refillable containers with nicotine are covered by fees. The fees shall be paid by manufacturers and importers who want to market an electronic cigarette or a refillable container with nicotine in Danmark.

The fee is DKK 36,900 for registration of electronic cigarettes and refillable containers with nicotine and DKK 14,700 for annual maintenance of the registration.

When you have made the registration in the Central Entry Gate, the Danish Safety Technology Authority shall assess if you shall pay fee for the registration. If the registration results in a fee, you will receive a request for payment. The registrations fee shall be paid to the Danish Safety Technology Authority, before the registration is considered received.

The fee for maintenance falls due each year on the date at which confirmation of correct registration has originally been issued.

Of which products shall fee be paid?
As a rule, the fee obligation shall apply to all kinds of electronic cigarettes, which can be used for liquid with nicotine and refillable containers with nicotine. 

By electronic cigarette with nicotine is construed to mean a product, which can be used for consumption of a nicotine-containing vapour through a mouthpiece or parts of such a product, including a cartridge, a refillable container and a device without cartridge or refillable container.  

Loose pieces for electronic cigarette (with the exception of batteries and mouthpieces), which are registered individually, are therefore separately liable to fee. If all loose pieces of the electronic cigarette constitute and are registered as a complete product, you must pay one fee for the complete product.

You must make a new registration and pay a new registration fee for any significant change of electronic cigarettes or refillable containers with nicotine, which have already been registered. By the assessment whether it is a significant change, it is emphasised if it is a change of the quantity (e.g. the concentration of nicotine) or the composition of the liquids (e.g. change of the ingredients).

As an example, it means that a liquid with 2 mg nicotine and one with 4 mg nicotine result in two fees; and that two liquids with 2 mg nicotine – and flavours of apple and pears, respectively, result in two fees.

Significant changes cover also changes of the construction and function, etc. of the electronic cigarette.

You shall not pay fee for batteries and mouthpieces. You shall nor pay fee, if registration fee or maintenance fee for the product has already been paid by another manufacturer or importer. The last exception applies only for the periods where the other manufacturer or importer pays the fee.

Significant changes cover also changes of the construction and function, etc. of the electronic cigarette.

You shall not pay fee for batteries and mouthpieces. You shall nor pay fee, if registration fee or maintenance fee for the product has already been paid by another manufacturer or importer. The last exception applies only for the periods where the other manufacturer or importer pays the fee.

For how long shall the fee for maintenance of registration be paid?
You shall pay annual fee for maintenance of the registration of a product, as long as the product is registered in the EU-system.

It is therefore important that you deregister the product in the EU-system before expiry of a maintenance period, if you do not wish to market the product any longer.

Before the expiry of the maintenance period, the Danish Safety Technology Authority will let you know that the maintenance fee shall be paid, if the product shall remain registered in the EU-system.

What shall the fee cover?
The fees shall cover the costs for the Danish Safety Technology Authority’s administration of the registration system and the market control which the authority shall carry out including costs for tests of products at external laboratories.

How are fees paid?
The registration fee are paid to the Danish Safety Technology Authority on shop.sik.dk. Alternatively, an invoice may be requested.
It is currently not possible to pay the maintenance fee in the web shop and we refer to other payment method.