Rules and regulations

EU legislation

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.

Do you work at a company and want guidance on which laws and rules apply to your business? In our guidance for companies, we help you find out which laws and regulations may apply to you as a manufacturer, importer or retailer of chemical products, pesticides or articles.


EUR-Lex, Access to European Union Law

Official Journal of the European Union

The European Chemicals Agency, Search for Chemicals database

The European Chemicals Agency, EUCLEF (European Union Chemical Legislation Finder)

The Swedish Riksdag

An introduction to the Swedish legal system for environmental protection


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European Chemicals Agency, ECHA Newsletter.