Potato exports guide

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


Mozambique (updated 12 February 2021)

Phytosanitary requirements

Growing crop tolerances

Class tolerances apply.

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for seed export apply, except for:

Pink rot (Phytophthora megasperma & P. erythroseptica) …… NIL

Other requirements

An import permit may be required.

Additional declarations to be inserted on the reverse of the Phytosanitary Certificate for Seed Potatoes

1. Potato ring rot (Clavibacter michiganensis ssp. sepedonicus), Colorado beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) and Potato spindle tuber viroid are not known to occur in Scotland.

2. Wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) is not known to have occurred on the land in which the potatoes were grown.

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 nematodes (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida).

4. Root knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) have not been recorded in commercial stocks of potatoes grown in Scotland.

5. The potato lots were visually inspected after harvest by official inspectors of the Scottish Government and found free from symptoms of Phytophthora megasperma and Phytophthora erytroseptica.

6. The potato crops were visually inspected at least twice during the growing season by official inspectors of the Scottish Government and found free from the above pests.

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