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Most of the legislation within the sphere of responsibility of the Swedish Chemicals Agency is regulated at EU level, and is therefore common to all EU member states. Examples are the

Many EU directives have been incorporated in Swedish authority regulations, for example on toys and electric and electronic equipment.

The Swedish Chemical Agency´s regulations are published in its own Code of Statutes, KIFS.

The Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS) comprises the applicable Swedish acts and ordinances, such as the Environmental Code and Ordinances issued pursuant to the Code, which makes up the basis for the national environmental legislation.

More information about the Swedish legal system - how laws are made on the Government Offices of Sweden website.

The Swedish Chemicals Agency supports the Government in its work relating to conventions and agreements.

Restricted Substances Database

This database set up by the Swedish Chemicals Agency helps you to find legislation in force at national level, banning or restricting substances or group of substances.

Go to the Restricted Substances Database 


EUR-Lex, Access to European Union Law

Official Journal of the European Union

The European Chemicals Agency, ECHA's Search for Chemicals database

The Swedish Riksdag

An introduction to the Swedish legal system for environmental protection