Potato exports guide

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


Seed potatoes (updated 16 July 2019)

Potato cyst nematoden (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. 

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for seed export apply. 

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

  1. Potato wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) is not known to have occurred on the land used for the production of the seed potatoes. 
  2. Samples of soil from the land in which the potatoes were grown were drawn and tested by the Department prior to planting and revealed no trace of Potato cyst nematode (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida).
    In addition the lots to be loaded were identified and samples of soil obtained from each lot making up the cargo were tested for PCN. None of the samples of soil from the lots revealed the presence of PCN cysts. 
  3. The potatoes in the consignment are suitable for seed purposes and the crops from which they were drawn were examined while growing by the Department's Inspectors and were certified true to type and to conform to the standards of freedom from virus diseases reviewed by the Department's certification schemes.
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