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Potato exports guide

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

Potato exports guide
A to B

Antigua and Barbuda

Seed potatoes (updated 18 June 2019)

Growing crop tolerances

Class tolerances apply.

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for seed export apply, except for:

  • Tuber late blight (Phytophthora infestans): NIL
  • Adhering (caked) soil: NIL

Other requirements:

  • Import permit: required
  • Chemicals: the seed potatoes should be treated with a broad spectrum pesticide

 Additional declarations to be inserted on the reverse of phytosanitary certificate for seed potatoes

  1. Wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) and stem bulb nematode ( Ditylenchus destructor) are not known to occur in the area of production of the seed potatoes.
  2. The seed potatoes were grown in a Pest Free Area for ring rot (Clavibacter michiganensis ssp. sepedonicus)
  3. The seed potatoes were inspected and found free from tuber late blight (Phytophthora infestans).
  4. The seed lots are practically free from soil particles and any other foreign materials.
  5. The seed potatoes were treated with a broad spectrum pesticide.
  6. The consignment was examined and found to be in conformity with the health standards prescribed above and certified accordingly within 14 days prior to exportation.

Ware potatoes

Wart disease

Potato wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) must never have been found in the field where the potatoes were grown.

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for ware export apply, except for:

  • Tuber late blight (Phytophthora infestans): NIL
  • Adhering (caked) soil: NIL

Other requirements:

  • Import permit: required.
  • Treatment: the potatoes should be brushed free from soil.
  • Chemicals: the ware potatoes should be treated with a broad spectrum pesticide.

Additional declarations to be inserted on the reverse of phytosanitary certificate for ware potatoes

  1. Wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) and stem bulb nematode ( Ditylenchus destructor) are not known to occur in the area of production of the ware potatoes.
  2. The ware potatoes were grown in a Pest Free Area for ring rot (Clavibacter michiganensis ssp. sepedonicus).
  3. The ware potatoes were inspected and found free from tuber late blight (Phytophthora infestans).
  4. The ware lots were brushed and are practically free from soil particles and any other foreign materials.