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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
K to N

Moldova

Seed potatoes (updated 09 June 2021)

Growing crop tolerances

Class tolerances apply. 

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for seed export apply. 

Other requirements

Chemicals: consignments need to be treated with a broad-spectrum pesticide. 

Paperwork: PC must be accompanied with an official SASA letter declaring absence of Clavibacter michiganensis within consignment.

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 nematodes (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida).
3.    Ralstonia solanacearum and Clavibacter michiganensis subsp sepedonicus are not known to occur in Scottish seed stocks 
4.    Black blight (Phoma andina), Potato smut (Angiosorus solani), Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) and Potato moth (Phthorimaea operculella) are not known to occur in Scotland.
5.    The potatoes in this consignment are 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. 

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. 

Other requirements

Chemicals: consignments need to be treated with a broad-spectrum pesticide.

Paperwork: PC must be accompanied with an official SASA letter declaring absence of Clavibacter michiganensis within consignment.

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 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.    Ralstonia solanacearum and Clavibacter michiganensis subsp sepedonicus are not known to occur in Scottish seed stocks 
4.    Black blight (Phoma andina), Potato smut (Angiosorus solani), Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) and Potato moth (Phthorimaea operculella) are not known to occur in Scotland.
5.    The potatoes in this consignment are practically free from soil.