Derogations in emergency situations

In emergency situations in plant protection, Tukes may grant an authorisation by derogation for using a specific plant protection product for a maximum of 120 days. Granting an authorisation by derogation requires the occurrence of a pest threatening the crops that cannot be averted with any products included in the register or by any other reasonable means.


Tukes may grant an authorisation by derogation for a product that is not authorised for use in Finland. Tukes may grant an authorisation by derogation for a product that has been authorised for use in Finland but for other uses than those the derogation applies to. In recent years, Tukes has issued on an average about a dozen derogations a year.


Derogations granted in Finland in 2018 are found here

Derogations granted in Finland in 2013–2017 (pdf)

Products authorised by derogation are not included in the Plant Protection Product Register. Furthermore, the register does not mention those uses of authorised products for which a 120-day derogation has been granted.

 

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