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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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Iceland

Seed potatoes (updated 16 July 2019)

Growing crop tolerances

Class tolerances apply.

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for seed export apply.

Procedures upon arrival

Consignments are subject to a post entry inspection on arrival in Iceland.

Points of entry: Akureyri, Hafnarfjorour, Keflavik, Keflavik Airport, Reykjvik, Seyoisfjorour.

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

  1. The potatoes in the consignment are suitable for seed purposes and the crops from which they were drawn were examined at least twice during the growing season of the plants by Inspectors of the Scottish Government and were certified to be true to type and to conform to the standards of freedom from virus diseases required by the Scottish Government's classification schemes.
  2. Wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) is not known to have occurred on the land used for the production of the seed potatoes.
  3. Samples of soil from the field in which the potatoes were grown were drawn and tested by the Scottish Government prior to planting and revealed no trace of Potato cyst nematode (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida).
  4. Colorado beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), Andean potato weevil (Premnotrypes spp.), Potato tuber moth (Phthorimaea operculella), False root-knot nematode (Nacobbus aberrans), Stem nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci), Ring rot (Clavibacter michiganensis ssp. sepedonicus), Brown rot ( Ralstonia solanacearum), Potato smut (Anglosorus solani), Phoma leaf spot (Phoma andina), Annular leaf spot (Septoria lycopersici var. malagutii), Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTV) and Potato yellow dwarf virus are not known to exist in Scotland.
  5. Dickeya spp. (Erwinia chrysanthemi) have never been found in Scottish potatoes.
  6. Potato tuber nematode (Ditylenchus destructor) has never been recorded in commercial stocks of seed potatoes in Scotland.
  7. New Zealand flatworm (Artioposthia triangulata) is not known to be present on the place of cultivation and the consignment is practically free from soil.

Ware potatoes

Wart disease

Wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) must not be known to have occurred in the field in which the crop was grown.

Potato cyst nematodes (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) 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. 

Procedures upon arrival

Consignments are subject to a post entry inspection on arrival in Iceland.

Points of entry: Akureyri, Hafnarfjorour, Keflavik, Keflavik Airport, Reykjvik, Seyoisfjorour. 

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

  1. 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 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 pallidaandG. rostochiensis) or lot freedom from PCN has been demonstrated by consignment test.
  3. Colorado beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), Andean potato weevil (Premnotrypes spp.), Potato tuber moth (Phthorimaea operculella), False root-knot nematode (Nacobbus aberrans), Stem nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci), Ring rot (Clavibacter michiganensis ssp. sepedonicus), Brown rot (Ralstonia solanacearum), Potato smut (Anglosorus solani), Phoma leaf spot (Phoma andina), Annular leaf spot (Septoria lycopersici var. malagutii), Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTV) and Potato yellow dwarf virus are not known to exist in Scotland.
  4. Dickeya spp. (Erwinia chrysanthemi) have never been found in Scottish potatoes.
  5. Potato tuber nematode (Ditylenchus destructor) has not been recorded in commercial stocks of potatoes grown in Scotland.
  6. New Zealand flatworm (Artioposthia triangulata) is not known to be present on the place of cultivation and the consignment is practically free from soil.