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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
O to S

Russia

Seed potatoes (updated 16 July 2019)

Important deadlines

  • Autumn inspections - for early exports (December to February). Intention to export to the Russian Federation must be notified by 1 October. Scottish exporters should inform SASA.  Russian importers should inform Rosselkhoznadzor.
  • Consignment lists must be formalised by 1 November. Inspections should take place late November/early December
  • Spring inspections - for later exports (March onwards). Intention to export to the Russian Federation must be notified by 15 January. Scottish exporters should inform SASA.  Russian importers should inform Rosselkhoznadzor.
  • Consignment lists must be formalised by 1 February. Inspections should take place mid to late February. 

Growing crop tolerances

Class tolerances apply. 

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for seed export apply. 

Other requirements

Import permit: required

Packaging: New, gas penetrable packaging only.

Wood packaging should be treated and certified. Wood material should comply with International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM 15) on wood packaging materials.

Certificates: The declarations for the Phytosanitary Certificate below might have to be adapted to the requirements listed on the import permit. 

Additional declarations to be included 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 viable cysts of Potato cyst nematodes (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida).
  2. Wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) is not known to have occurred at any time on the land on which the potatoes were grown.
  3. Colorado beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), Potato tuber moth (Phthorimaea operculella), Potato flea beetle (Epitrix cucumeris), American potato flea beetle (Epitrix tuberis), Andean potato weevil (Premnotrypes sp .), Root knot nematode (Meloidogyne chitwoodii), Potato smut (Thecaphora solani), Texas root rot (Phymatotrichopsis omnivora ( = Phymatotrichum omnivora)), Potato brown rot (Ralstonia solanacearum (= Pseudomonas solanacearum)), Potato Andean mottle comovirus, Potato T trichovirus, Potato yellowing alfamovirus, Potato Andean latent tymovirus, and other potato pests and diseases listed as quarantine organisms in Russia (according to the list of 15.12.2014) are not known to exist in Scotland.
  4. The potatoes in this consignment are believed to be practically free from soil and extraneous matter.

Ware potatoes

Wart disease

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

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

Packaging: new, gas penetrable packaging only. 

Certificates: The declarations for the Phytosanitary Certificate below might have to be adapted to the requirements listed on the import permit.

Laboratory tests: the Russian Authorities may test a sample of ware potatoes for pesticide residues and nitrate levels. Any produce exceeding the stipulated Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) will be rejected. 

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

  1. 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.
  2. Wart Disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) is not known to have occurred at any time on the land on which the potatoes were grown.
  3. Colorado beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), Potato tuber moth (Phthorimaea operculella), Potato flea beetle (Epitrix cucumeris), American potato flea beetle (Epitrix tuberis), Andean potato weevil (Premnotrypes sp .), Root knot nematode (Meloidogyne chitwoodii), Potato smut (Thecaphora solani), Texas root rot (Phymatotrichopsis omnivora ( = Phymatotrichum omnivora)), Potato brown rot (Ralstonia solanacearum (= Pseudomonas solanacearum)), Potato Andean mottle comovirus, Potato T trichovirus, Potato yellowing alfamovirus, Potato Andean latent tymovirus, and other potato pests and diseases listed as quarantine organisms in Russia (according to the list of 31.03.2003) are not known to exist in Scotland.
  4. The potatoes in this consignment are believed to be practically free from soil and extraneous matter.