Ruling documents

It is the duty of the Swedish Chemicals Agency to comply with the acts and ordinances issued by the Swedish Government and Parliament and to carry out their decisions on our activities. In addition to its financial rulings, obligations and responsibilities, the Government issues instructions, letter of appropriations and individual assignments.


Our instruction is a regulation issued by the government, which sets out our overall responsibilities and how we will organise our work.

Ordinance (2009:947) External link.

Letter of appropriation

At the end of each year, the Swedish government will issue directions to the Swedish Chemicals Agency for the coming year. It concerns business goals, assignments, funding and how reporting to the government is going to be.

Our letter of appropriation is available at the website of the Swedish National Financial Management Authority (in Swedish) External link.

In the letter of appropriation, the Government lists which government assignments the Swedish Chemical Agency will get for each year. However, new assignments may be added during the work year, assignments not listed from the start.

Read more about our different government assignments

Tasks according to acts and ordinances

Environmental Code, acts and ordinances

Service to Consumers Ordinance (2014:110) External link.

Last published 12 June 2023