As a consequence of the amendment of the Plant Health Protection Act the decision making on compensation has transferred to Evira


<div>The Plant Health Protection Act (702/2003) was amended on 1.7.2008. As a consequence of the amendment, the decision making for the claims connected with the control of plant pests was transferred from the TE-Centres to Evira as from the beginning of July.</div>

The claims for compensation are still to be sent to the TE-Centre in the applicant’s area. The TE-Centre will issue an opinion on the cases where the TE-Centre has made a decision to control a pest. The TE-Centre sends the applications and opinions further to Evira, where the decision regarding payment of the claim will be made.

Compensation will be paid to the grower for the financial losses caused by the control of plant pests to be eradicated and partly also for plant pests that are to be controlled. The compensation covers costs and damages caused by control measures that have to be taken in order to implement the authority’s decision.

For additional information, please contact:
Deputy Director Raija Valtonen, tel. +358 20 77 25040
Senior Officer Atro Virtanen, tel. +358 20 77 25047

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