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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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Belarus

Seed potatoes (updated 27 April 2020)

Wart disease

Wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) must never have been found in the field in which the potatoes were grown.

PCN

The field in which the potatoes were grown must have been tested for the presence of Potato cyst nematodes (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida) (PCN testing for export applies).

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for seed export apply.

Other requirements

  • Import permit: required
  • Documents: Additional Seed Certificate may be required. Please contact relevant local Area Office to arrange it.

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

Regulated products are grown in zones, places and (or) sites of production free from Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus and the quarantine pests in accordance with the Common Requirements approved by the Decision No. 157 of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission of 30.11.2016. 

Ware potatoes

Wart disease

Wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) must never have been found in the field in which the potatoes were grown.

PCN

The field in which the potatoes were grown must have been tested for the presence of Potato cyst nematodes (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida) prior to planting. In addition, a consignment test for PCN is required before export pre-planting and lot freedom from PCN using a consignment test must be demonstrated (PCN testing for export applies). There will be a charge for these tests.

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for ware export apply.

Other requirements

  • Import permit: required.

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

  1. Potato wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) is not known to have occurred on the land used for the production of the potatoes.
  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 nematodes (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida) and lot freedom from PCN has been demonstrated by consignment test.
  3. Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica), Potato tuber moth (Phthorimaea operculella) and Colorado beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata ) are not known to occur in Scotland.