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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
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Seed and ware potatoes (updated 28 January 2021)

Growing crop tolerances

Class tolerances apply.

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances apply except for:

  • Common Scab Streptomysis scabiei - NIL
  • Gangrene Phoma foveata - NIL

Other requirements

  • Import permit: required
  •  If wood packaging is used, this should be treated, certified and comply with International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM 15) on wood packaging materials.

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

1. The potatoes within this consignment are certified free from Streptomysis scabiei (Potato scab), Dickeya solani (Blackleg Disease of Potato), Phoma foveata (potato gangrene), Synchytrium endobioticum (Wart disease), Ralstonia solanacearum (bacterial wilt of potato), Globodera pallida and G. rostochiensis (Potato cyst nematodes), Ditylenchus destructor (potato tuber nematode), D. dipsaci (stem and bulb nematode), Pratylenchus penetrans (root lesion nematode) and Meloidogyne spp. (root knot nematode).

2. Soil samples from the production areas were tested pre planting, during crop growth, or post-harvest and found clear of Globodera pallida and G. rostochiensis (Potato cyst nematodes)

3. Ditylenchus dipsaci (stem and bulb nematode), Pratylenchus penetrans (root lesion nematode) and Meloidogyne spp. (root knot nematode) have never been recorded in commercial stocks of potatoes grown in Scotland and D. destructor (potato tuber nematode) has not been recorded for over thirty years.

4. The seed potato crop was produced in an area where Globodera pallida and G. rostochiensis (Potato cyst nematodes) and Dickeya solani (Blackleg Disease of Potato) is not present.

5. Wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) is not known to have occurred at any time on the land on which the potatoes were grown.

6. The consignment was found to be practically free of soil particles and any other foreign materials.

7. The consignment was examined and found to be in conformity with the health standards