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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
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Nigeria

Seed potatoes (updated 16 July 2019)

Potato cyst nematode (PCN)

Tubers should be washed. A consignment test for potato cyst nematode (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida) is required before export (PCN testing for export applies). 

Growing crop tolerances

Class tolerances apply.

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for seed export apply.

Other requirements

Import permit: required. 

Packaging: 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. 

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

  1. 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). 
  2. In addition, the lots to be loaded were identified and samples of soil obtained from each lot making up the cargo were tested for Potato cyst nematodes. None of the samples from the lots revealed the presence of viable cysts of Potato cyst nematodes.

Ware potatoes

Potato cyst nematode (PCN)

A consignment test for potato cyst nematode (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida) is required before export (PCN testing for export applies).

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for ware export apply. 

Other requirements

Import permit: required. 

Packaging: 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. 

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

The lots to be loaded were identified and samples of soil obtained from each lot making up the cargo were tested for potato cyst nematodes (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida). None of the samples from the lots revealed the presence of viable cysts of potato cyst nematodes.