Potato exports guide

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


Seed potatoes (updated 1 July 2021)

The importation of seed potatoes into Norway is generally prohibited.

Microplants or seed tubers may be allowed but special permission from the Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and an import permit will be required which will state the exact import conditions.

An import permit can be obtained from:

Mattilsynet (Norwegian Food Safety Authority)
Felles postmottak
Postboks 383
2381 Brumunddal


Ware potatoes

Wart disease

Wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) must not be known to have occurred in the field in which the crop was grown. 

Potato cyst nematodes (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

Import permit: required. The import of potatoes must be notified to the office of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority at the place of destination at least two working days before arrival. 

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. 

Procedures upon arrival: point of entry - Oslo, Tønsberg, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Bergen, Stjørdal/Trondheim, Bodø, Tromsø and Vadsø. Consignments may also be imported into Norway through other ports by special arrangement with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. 

Additional declarations to be included within section 11 of the phytosanitary certificate for ware potatoes

1.    Consignment, has been inspected and found to be free of regulated pests detailed within Annex 1 and 2 of Regulations against plants and measures against pests
2.    Consignment, complies with Annex 4A, point 18.1 (a), point 18.2 (a), point 18.3 (a) and 18.4 of Regulations against plants and measures against pests

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