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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

Northern Ireland

(Updated 11 January 2021)

As of 1 January 2021, due to the Northern Ireland Protocol, Northern Ireland now comes under EU plant health rules whilst the rest of the UK does not. Consequently no seed potatoes can be moved from Scotland to Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021.  

Ware Potato Exports 

Physical requirements: 

Soil – maximum 1%

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

Any EU country other than France (Brittany), Finland, Ireland, Portugal (Azores) and Northern Ireland:

1.    The tubers originate in a country where Tecia solanivora (Povolný) is not known to occur.
2.    The tubers originate in countries known to be free from Clavibacter sepedonicus (Spieckermann and Kottho) Nouioui et al.    
3.    The tubers originate in areas known to be free from Synchytrium endobioticum (Schilb.) Percival (all races other than Race 1, the common European race), and no symptoms of Synchytrium endobioticum (Schilb.) Percival have been observed either at the place of production or in its immediate vicinity for an adequate period.

France (Brittany), Finland, Ireland, Portugal (Azores) and Northern Ireland:

1.    The tubers originate in a country where Tecia solanivora (Povolný) is not known to occur.
2.    The tubers originate in countries known to be free from Clavibacter sepedonicus (Spieckermann and Kottho) Nouioui et al.    
3.    The tubers originate in areas known to be free from Synchytrium endobioticum (Schilb.) Percival (all races other than Race 1, the common European race), and no symptoms of Synchytrium endobioticum (Schilb.) Percival have been observed either at the place of production or in its immediate vicinity for an adequate period.
4.    The consignment or the lot shall not contain more than 1 % by weight of soil.