Tax rates differ among 120 SEK per kilogram of the net weight of the product to a maximum of 320 SEK per product. However, a tax rate of 8 SEK per kilogram of the net weight applies to white goods. The tax is primarily related to the proportion of chlorine, bromine and phosphorus compounds existent in electronical products. However, under certain circumstances (i.e. the proportion of chlorine, bromine and phosphorus being under a certain proportion) a tax deduction can be applicable.
The new Swedish tax will be a separate national tax and hence is not related to the Extended Producer Responsibility declarations (i.e. WEEE, Packaging, Battery) declared at the responsible compliance schemes and national authorities.