Legislation and authorisations for chemicals in Iceland


The Chemicals Act No 61/2013 is the foundation for Icelandic chemicals legislation and serves as the legal basis for the incorporation of the provisions of several EU legal acts into Icelandic regulations. The Environment Agency of Iceland is the competent authority for the application of a number of these EU acts, including but not limited to:

  • Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 (Detergents)
  • Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 (Persistent Organic Pollutants, POPs)
  • Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 (F-gases)
  • Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH)
  • Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP)
  • Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 (Ozone Depleting Substances, ODSs)
  • Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 (Plant Protection Products)
  • Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 (Cosmetic products)
  • Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 (Biocidal Products)
  • Directive 98/70/EC (Quality of Fuels)
  • Directive 2004/42/CE (Volatile Organic Compounds, VOCs)
  • Directive 2009/28/EC (Renewable Energy Directive)
  • Directive 2009/128/EC (Sustainable Use of Pesticides)
  • Directive 2012/33/EU (Sulphur Content of Fuels)

Links to key information on some of these topics can be found in the sidebar.


The Environment Agency of Iceland operates a helpdesk to serve as first point of contact for questions regarding Icelandic chemicals legislation. The Agency is also the designated national helpdesk for BPR, PPP, CLP and REACH.


Telephone: +354 591 2000
Fax: +354 591 2010

Please consider using descriptive subject lines when contacting us by email to facilitate the routing of enquiries.

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