Enforcement of chemicals legislation takes place at various levels and is carried out by different authorities in Sweden. There is also collaboration between the EU member states and the Nordic countries on different projects.
The Swedish Chemicals Agency inspects companies manufacturing and importing chemical products, biotechnical organisms and other articles into Sweden in order to check that the companies comply with rules and regulations with regard to placing on the market. Inspections are carried out under the provisions of the Environmental Code.
The Swedish Chemicals Agency regularly invites municipalities and county administrations to participate in joint projects within different enforcement areas. Cooperation projects have turned out to be an appreciated form of guidance where municipalities can alternate theory with applied enforcement.