Applicants are required to pay an i) Application fee and ii) Licence fee to ZCB for product certification under the Scheme.

Application Fee

An Application Fee shall first be paid to initiate the certification process. A Renewal Fee is payable upon the renewal of the licence on an annual basis.

Application Fee (per product application)
Number of product application New Application (HK$ per product application) Renewal Application (HK$ per product application)
1 8,000 6,000
2 - 4 6,000 5,000
5 5,000 4,000


  1. The Application Fee/ Renewal Fee is non-refundable and the payment shall be sent together with the application form, CFP report, verification report and supporting documents to initiate the certification process.
  2. A new application is required if there is (are) modification(s) in product characteristics.

Licence Fee

Upon complying with the User Guide of Carbon Label under the Scheme, the Applicant shall pay a Licence fee to ZCB to acquire the right to use the Carbon Label as shown below.

Licence Fee (each new application or renewal)
Annual Product Turnover
in Million HK$
Single product
2 – 4 products
(HK$ per product)
5 or more products
(HK$ per product)
≤ 20 10,000 9,000 8,000
20 - 100 30,000 28,000 25,000
≥ 100 50,000 45,000 40,000


  1. A biennial licence fee shall be paid according to the expected turnover of the applied product(s) in the coming year, which should be based on the actual sales amount over the past year (with supporting evidence)
  2. Application for licence renewal shall commence at least two months prior to the licence expiry date.
  3. CIC reserves the right to change the above terms and conditions when deemed appropriate.