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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
G to J

Jamaica

Seed potatoes (updated 16 July 2019)

Growing crop tolerances

Class tolerances apply. 

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for seed export apply, except for:

  • Powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea): NIL

Other requirements

Import permit: required.

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

  1. Wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) is not known to occur in the area of production of the seed potatoes.
  2. The seed potatoes were grown in a Pest Free Area for ring rot (Clavibacter michiganensis ssp. sepedonicus).
  3. The seed potatoes were inspected and found free from powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea).
  4. The seed lots are within the permitted limits for soil particles and any other foreign materials (max. 0.5% by weight).
  5. The consignment was examined and found to be in conformity with the health standards prescribed above and certified accordingly within 14 days prior to exportation. 

Ware potatoes

Wart disease

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

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for ware export apply, except for:

  • Powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea): NIL

Other requirements

Import permit: required. 

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

  1. Wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) is not known to occur in the area of production of the potatoes.
  2. The potatoes were grown in a Pest Free Area for ring rot (Clavibacter michiganensis ssp. sepedonicus).
  3. The potatoes were inspected and found free from powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea).
  4. The lots are within the permitted limits for soil particles and any other foreign materials (max. 0.5% by weight).
  5. The consignment was examined and found to be in conformity with the health standards prescribed above and certified accordingly within 14 days prior to exportation.