Potato exports guide

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


Ware potatoes (updated 16 July 2019)

Wart disease

Potato wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) must not be known to have occurred on the land on which the potatoes were grown.

Potato cyst nematodes

The field in which the potatoes were grown must have been tested for the presence of Potato cyst nematodes (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida) pre-planting or where this has not been carried out 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.
  • Procedures on arrival - ports of entry: Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, Tamale, Tema

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 in which the potatoes were grown.
  2. Samples of soil from the land on which these potatoes were grown were drawn and tested prior to planting by the official services and no trace was found of Potato cyst nematodes (Glodobera pallida and G. rostochiensis) or lot freedom from PCN has been demonstrated by consignment test.
  3. Potato Ring Rot (Clavibacter michiganensis ssp. sepedonicus) is not known to exist in Scotland.
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