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 2018-2019 are found here
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.