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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

Senegal

Seed potatoes (updated 10 February 2021)

Growing crop tolerances

Class tolerances apply. 

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for seed export apply. 

Except for:

  • Late Blight (Phytopthora infestans): NIL
  • Powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea): NIL

Other requirements

Import permit: required.

Packaging: new, unused packing material only. All containers should be free from soil and sand.

Certificates: a GMO certificate is required. 

Consignment test: required to ensure no presence of live nematodes Heterodera punctata and Heterodera schacti

Additional declarations to be inserted on the reverse of the phytosanitary certificate for seed potatoes

1.    The seed potatoes in this shipment are accepted as seed potatoes. The seed potatoes, as well as their place of cultivation have been found free from: Synchytrium endobioticum, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, Clavibacter michiganesis subsp. Sepedonicus, Dickeya solani and Ralstonia solanacearum. 

2.    Samples of soil from the land in which the potatoes were grown were drawn and tested prior to planting and were found to be free from Potato cyst nematodes Globodera rostochiensis (previously known as Heterodera rostochiensis) and Globodera pallida). 

3.    Consignment test has confirmed no live Heterodera punctata and Heterodera schacti nematodes are present.

4.    At the time of visual inspection of the tubers there were no visible signs of Phytophthora infestans (Late blight) or Spongospora subterranea (Powdery scab).

5.    The tubers have been found to be practically free from soil and extraneous matter. 

Ware potatoes

Wart disease

Wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) must never have been found in the field in which the potatoes were grown. 

Nematodes

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. 
Consignment test will be conducted to ensure freedom of live Heterodera punctata and Heterodera schacti

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for ware export apply.

Except for:

  • Late Blight (Phytopthora infestans): NIL
  • Powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea): NIL

Other requirements

Import permit: required.

Packaging: new, unused packing material only. All containers should be free from soil and sand.

Certificates: a GMO certificate is required

Consignment test: required to ensure no presence of live nematodes Heterodera punctata and Heterodera schacti

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

1.    This consignment, as well as their place of cultivation have been found free from: Synchytrium endobioticum, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, Clavibacter michiganesis subsp. Sepedonicus, Dickeya solani and Ralstonia solanacearum.

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 (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida) or lot freedom from PCN has been demonstrated by consignment test.

3.    Consignment test has confirmed no live Heterodera punctata and Heterodera schacti nematodes are present.

4.    At the time of visual inspection of the tubers there were no visible signs of Phytophthora infestans (Late blight) or Spongospora subterranea (Powdery scab).

5.    The tubers have been found to be practically free from soil and extraneous matter.