Seed potatoes (updated 16 July 2019)
Export of seed potatoes to Bangladesh is only allowed if an application for an import permit is approved. The phytosanitary requirements on the import permit may be different from those listed below.
Wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) must not have been found within 5 km of the field in which the crop was grown in the last 12 months.
Potato cyst nematodes (PCN)
Potato cyst nematodes (Globodera pallida and G. rostochiensis) must not have been found within 5 km of the field in which the crop was grown in the last 12 months.
Growing crop tolerances
Class tolerances apply.
Inspector's instructions BH/2006/1 apply. Minimum tolerances for seed export apply, except for: Spraing (PMTV & TRV): NIL
Import permit: required.
Varieties: Only varieties registered with the National Seed Board (NSB) in Bangladesh may be imported. Registered varieties include: Ailsa, Arindo, Binella, Cardinal, Chamak, Cleaopatra, Daimant, Dheera, Granola, Heera, Kufri-Sindhuri, Mondia, Morena, Multa, Origon, Patrones, Raja.
A maximum of 5t of a non-registered variety can be imported for trials. The procedure for the registration of varieties may take up to 3 years.
Additional declarations to be inserted on the reverse of phytosanitary certificate for seed potatoes
- Wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) is not known to have occurred on the land in which the potatoes were grown nor has it been recorded within 5 kilometres of the place of production during the previous 12 months.
- No case of Potato cyst nematode (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida) has been recorded within 5 kilometres of the place of production during the previous 12 months. 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.
- Colorado beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) is not known to exist in Scotland and has not been recorded within a 5 km radius of the place of production during the previous 12 months.
- The potatoes in the consignment were not grown in the vicinity of unhealthy potato crops, were sampled and examined by the Department's Inspectors, are certified true to type and conform to the standards of freedom from virus diseases required by the Department's classification scheme.