Seed potatoes (updated 27 October 2022)
Potato cyst nematodes (PCN)
A consignment test for Potato cyst nematode (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida) is required before export (PCN testing for export applies). SASA will charge for this test.
Growing crop tolerances
Class tolerances apply except if the tolerances below are stricter:
- PMTV and TRV: NIL
Minimum tolerances for seed export apply except for:
- rots: NIL
- verticillium spp: NIL
- spraing (PMTV and TRV): NIL
- hollow heart: no more than 3%
- black scurf (Rhizoctonia solani): No more than 1.5% with up to 10% surface area affected or 1% with up to 10 -12.5% surface area affected
- black dot (Colletotrichum coccodes): NIL
- powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea): No more than 1% with up to 5% surface area affected
- silver scurf (Helminthosporium solani): No more than 1% with up to 5% surface area affected
A post harvest virus test is required. SASA will advise on the types of tests available and will charge for the test. The post harvest virus test certificate should accompany the phytosanitary certificate and must be signed/dated. The following virus tolerances are applied:
- 0% of any virus allowed at SE
- PMTV: 0%
- TRV: 0%
- PLRV, PVY, PVX and PVA: Combined no more than 2% at E. Individually no more than 1% PLRV, PVY and PXA
- PVX: individually no more than 2%
- import permit: required
- varieties permitted: Only Ministry of Jordan approved varieties or varieties for trials purposes (less than 5t)
- grades permitted: SE, E and A
- size: Tubers should be between 28 and 60mm in diameter. A tolerance of 3% each way is allowed for under- and oversize.
- sprouts: The length of sprouts should not exceed 20 mm on arrival. The tubers should be fully mature, true to type, and uncut.
- packaging: New jute bags only. Exporters name, product name, seed grade and net weight must be clearly printed on the bags. If wood packaging is used (e.g. boxes, pallets), this should be treated and certified. Wood material should comply with International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM 15) on wood packaging materials.
- procedures on arrival: at the port of entry, the consignment will be inspected within 48 hours after the documentation is complete. The consignment will be examined thoroughly to confirm size, mechanical damage, fungal, bacterial and physiological disorders, pest damage etc.
- samples will be taken for serological testing.
- documentation: consignment must be accompanied with phyto, virus test cert, cert of origin, invoice and non GMO cert.
Additional declarations to be inserted on the reverse of the phytosanitary certificate for seed potatoes
1. The seed potatoes in this consignment have been officially inspected, tested and found free from pests and comply with the tolerances, as defined by 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109 et 110 of the Instruction No. Z/13 of the year 2022 (Instructions of Registration Conditions and Procedures of Vegetable Seeds and their Origins (Imported and Locally Produced) including their Production and Trading Conditions issued under Clause 17.B and 18.b of Agriculture Law No. 13 of 2015 (as amended)).
2. The seed potatoes were inspected during the whole vegetation period by the official services (SASA/SG) and tested by SASA laboratories.
3. The seed potatoes were inspected prior to shipment. Tuber inspection form number [********]
4. The seed potatoes in this shipment were produced in a production site where the soil was officially tested and found free of nematodes Globodera rostochiensis et/and Globodera pallida.
5. The seed potatoes in this shipment were produced at an officially inspected production site and found free of Popillia japonica, Tecia solanivora, Epitrix cucumeris, Epitrix similaris, Epitrix subcrinita, Epitrix tuberis, Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum et/and Pepino mosaic virus (PepMV).
6. The seed potatoes in this shipment have been officially inspected and/or tested and found free of Ralstonia solanacearum et/and Clavibacter sepedonicus (Syn. Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus).
7. The seed potatoes in this shipment have been officially inspected and/or tested and found free of Meloidogyne chitwoodi, Meloidogyne fallax, Meloidogyne hapla, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, Phthorimaea operculella, Ditylenchus destructor, Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd), Tobacco rattle virus (TRV), Potato mop-top virus (PMTV), Potato Virus S (PVS), Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. albedinis, Fusarium foetens, Synchytrium endobioticum, Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris (Syn. Aster yellows phytoplasma) et/and Dickeya spp.
8. The seed potatoes in this shipment have been officially inspected and/or tested and meet the allowable fungal disease infection levels defined by class for: Phytophthora spp (including Phytophthora infestans), Alternaria spp (including Alternaria solani), Boeremia exigua var. exigua (Syn. Phoma exigua), Fusarium spp, Verticillium albo-atrum, Verticillium dahliae, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum et/and Colletotrichum caccodes (anthracnose of potato).
9. The seed potatoes in this shipment have been officially inspected and/or tested and comply with the allowable bacterial disease infection rates defined by class for: Pectobacterium atrosepticum et/and Pectobacterium carotovorum (Syn Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum).
10. The seed potatoes in this shipment have been officially inspected and/or tested and comply with the allowable and class-defined virus infection levels for Potato leafroll virus (PLRV), Potato virus Y (PVY), Potato virus A (PVA), Potato virus X (PVX).
11. The seed potatoes in this consignment have been officially inspected and comply with the percentage of infection allowed and defined by class for: Rhizoctonia solani, Streptomyces scabiei (Syn. Streptomyces scabies), Spongospora subterranea et/and Helminthosporium solani.