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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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Seed potatoes (updated 16 July 2019)

Growing crop tolerances

Class tolerances apply. 

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for seed export apply.

Other requirements

Import permit: needed. 

Additional declarations to be included on the reverse of the pytosanitary certificate for seed potatoes

  1. Potato Wart Disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) is not known to have occurred on the land where the crop was grown.
  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. Colorado beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) and Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) are not known to occur in Scotland.
  4. At visual inspection, the potatoes were found to be practically free from harmful pests, diseases and viruses. 

Ware potatoes

Wart disease 

Potato wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) must not be known to have occurred in the field where the potatoes were 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: needed. 

Additional declarations to be included 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 where the crop was grown.
  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. Colorado beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) and Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) are not known to occur in Scotland.
  4. At visual inspection, the potatoes were found to be practically free from harmful pests, diseases and viruses.