Potato exports guide

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



The plant material must be covered by an Official Phytosanitary Certificate issued by the phytosanitary authority of the country of origin, in which the following is recorded as an Additional Declaration:

  1. The in vitro material to be imported has been produced using thein vitro tissue culture technique.
  2. The in vitro material of Solanum tuberosum comes from mother plants that have been analyzed by appropriate analytical techniques (indicating the technique used for diagnosis) and found to be free of Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd).

In vitro plants should come in clear, closed containers, under aseptic conditions and containing a sterile culture medium. The containers must have the required airtightness to ensure phytosanitary conditions.

In addition, the plants will have to comply with a post-entry quarantine period in Chile, which will end once the plants are sampled and analyzed to rule out the presence of PSTVd.

The quarantine must be carried out in an in vitro laboratory that must be authorized before the arrival of the plants in Chile.

To do this, an application must be submitted to the SAG Office closest to the location of the laboratory, in the form attached to this email. SAG inspectors will visit the laboratory and verify whether the conditions required in Resolution No. 5622/13, attached, are met. After verification, a Resolution will be issued authorizing the place of quarantine (in vitro laboratory) and the importation of the plants in vitro.

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