Comparative assessment

The purpose of comparative assessment is to investigate whether there are less harmful alternatives authorised in Finland for the preparation containing an active substance identified as candidate for substitution or can the use of the preparation be substituted with other prevention methods.

When you apply for a permit for a preparation containing a candidate for substitution, you must submit a comparative assessment of the product. Make a summary of the comparative assessment you have prepared and present it under the dRR Part A item 4 on the product, or: “Conclusion of the national comparative assessment, Art. 50 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009”.

If necessary, Tukes checks and amends the comparative assessment prepared by the applicant.
Please note that comparative assessment is always country-specific, because cultivation methods, farming conditions and the range of authorised preparations differ country by country.