Potato exports guide

Information on the conditions and phytosanitary requirements for the export of Scottish potatoes, where known by country.


Seed potatoes (updated 17 June 2019)

Growing crop tolerances

Class tolerances apply.

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for seed export apply, except for:

  • Powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea): 0%

Other requirements

  • Import permit: required
  • Licensing: exporters must be enrolled and licensed by the National Seeds Services Office (SENSE) in Angola before export can take place 

Additional declarations to be inserted on the reverse of the Phytosanitary Certificate for Seed Potatoes

1. Wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) has not been known to occur on the land in which the potatoes were grown.

2. Samples of soil from the land in which the potatoes were grown were drawn and tested by the Department prior to planting and revealed no trace of Potato cyst nematode (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida).

3. Colorado beetle  (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), Potato tuber moth (Phthorimaea operculella), Potato flea beetle (Epitrix cucumeris) and Potato ring rot (Clavibacter michiganensis ssp. sepedonicus) and Potato brown rot (Ralstonia solanacearum) are not known to occur in Scotland.

4. At the time of inspection the tubers were substantially free from Common scab (Streptomyces scabies), Powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea) and Soft rot (Erwinia carotovora ssp. carotovora).

5. The potatoes in the consignment are suitable for seed purposes and the crops from which they were drawn were examined whilst growing by the Department's Inspectors and were certified true to type and to conform to the standards of freedom from virus diseases and Blackleg required for classification in the Department's classification schemes.

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