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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 30th March 2021)

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.

Procedure on arrival in Russia: Consignments will be inspected at point of entry into the Russian Federation. Samples will be drawn and sent for laboratory analysis.

Certificates: GMO certificate required with every Phyto

Additional declarations to be included on the reverse of the Phytosanitary Certificate for Seed Potatoes

1.    This consignment of seed potatoes complies with the standards as laid down in THE COUNCIL OF THE EURASIAN ECONOMIC COMMISSION DECISION No. 157 dated November 30, 2016. (ON THE APPROVAL OF THE COMMON PHYTOSANITARY QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS TO THE REGULATED ARTICLES AND REGULATED OBJECTS AT THE CUSTOMS BORDER AND IN THE CUSTOMS TERRITORY OF THE EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION) 

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 viable cysts of Potato cyst nematodes (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida).

3.    Wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) is not known to have occurred at any time on the land on which the potatoes were grown.

4.    The potatoes in this consignment are believed to be practically free from soil and extraneous matter.

5.    Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum has never been found in seed or ware potatoes grown in Scotland