New authorised products and changes in uses and restrictions
New authorised products
Tukes maintains a list of products authorised during the year: New products and parallel products authorised in 2019 (pdf, 1.2.2019; in Finnish).
More detailed information on the products can be found in the Plant Protection Product Register.
Changes in uses
The use of a product included in the register may change. Always check the product's authorised uses in the Plant Protection Product Register.
Tukes maintains a list of new authorised and withdrawn uses:
Additions and withdrawals of uses in 2018 - 2019 (pdf, 30.1.2019; in Finnish)
Tukes approves new uses for registered products on application if the requirements for approval are met. Furthermore, Tukes may grant minor use authorisations for registered products.
Tukes withdraws authorised uses of registered products because
- the requirements for these uses are no longer met or
- when renewing the authorisation, the authorisation holder no longer applies for authorisation for these uses.
When Tukes withdraws an authorised use from a registered product, Tukes usually gives a date after which the product may no longer be used for the withdrawn use. This date can be found in the table Additions and withdrawals of uses. In addition, the information can be found in the label header as a mention: “This label text shall be applied as of xx.xx.20xx at the latest”.
Changes in restrictions
The restrictions of use of registered products may change. Always check the Plant Protection Product Register for up-to-date restrictions of use.
Tukes maintains a list of changes in restrictions of use concerning the use of products in the vicinity of water bodies, in groundwater areas and in consecutive years.
Changes in restrictions of use (pdf, 14.12.2018; in Finnish)
When Tukes adds a new restriction on the label text of a product or changes it in a stricter direction, Tukes usually gives a date after which the new restriction must be absolutely followed. This date can be found in the table Changes in restrictions. In addition, the information can be found in the label header as a mention: “This label text shall be applied as of xx.xx.20xx at the latest”. However, it is recommended that the new restriction be followed immediately after the new label text has been added to the register.
Changes in product names
Upon the permit holder’s request, Tukes can change the trade name of an authorised product. However, the four-digit registration number of the product always remains the same.
In addition to the new name, you can use the previous name of the product to search for the product in the plant protection product register. Please note that in that case, the name of the product should be entered in the register’s search term (‘Hakusana’) field (not the product name (‘Valmisteen nimi’) field).
Tukes maintains a list on the product name changes: Nimenmuutokset (Name changes, 1 November 2018, pdf).