Legislation
Antifouling products may not be imported or manufactured within Sweden without first being approved by the National Chemicals Inspectorate, KEMI (www.kemi.se). There are a number of antifouling products for pleasure boats approved for use on the West coast.

In the Baltic Sea there is at present only one antifouling product approved and it contains capsaicin (capsaicin is a pepper derivate) as active substance. This product is approved for use also on the West coast. No antifouling products with copper or Irgarol are approved today for use on pleasure boats in the Baltic Sea since 2001.

No antifouling products have been approved for use on pleasure boats in freshwater since 1992.
Products with copper and Irgarol are approved also for professional use on ships longer than 12 m and with main trade in the Baltic Sea (except the Bothnian Sea), the North Sea or the oceans.
Products with Sea-Nine are approved only for professional use on ships longer than 12 m and with main trade in the North Sea or the oceans.
Products with zinc pyrithione are approved only for professional use on ships longer than 12 m and with main trade in the Baltic Sea (except the Bothnian Sea), the North Sea or the oceans.
No antifouling products with Diuron have been approved since the first approval process of antifouling products in 1992.