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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
T to Z

Ukraine

Seed potatoes (updated 16 July 2019)

Growing crop tolerances

Class tolerances apply. 

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for seed export apply, except for:

Gangrene (Phoma foveata and P. exigua) ………… NIL 

Other requirements

Import permit: required.

Varieties: only varieties on the Ukrainian national list may be imported. Varieties not on the list may have to be trialled first before import on a larger scale will be allowed.

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.

Additional Seed Certificates: Certificate of Physical Analysis and Certificate of Safety. Please contact relevant local Area Office to arrange above.

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

  1. The seed potatoes were grown in a Pest Free Area for: Popillia japonica (Japanese beetle), Phthorimaea operculella (Potato tuber moth), Premnotrypes spp. (Andean potato weevil), Clavibacter michiganensis spp. sepedonicus (Ring rot), Ralstonia solanacearum (Brown rot), Phymatotrichum omnivorum, Phoma andina, Thecaphora solani (Potato smut), Andean potato latent virus (APLV), Potato yellow dwarf virus (PYDV), Potato vein-yellowing virus (PVYV), Tobacco ring spot virus (TRSV) and Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd).
  2. Potato wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) is not known to have occurred in the area of production of the seed potatoes.
  3. The seed potatoes were inspected and found free from gangrene (Phoma foveata and P. exigua).
  4. The seed lots are practically free of soil particles and any other foreign materials.
  5. The consignment was examined and found to be in conformity with the health standards prescribed above and certified accordingly within 14 days prior to exportation. 

Ware potatoes

Wart disease

Wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) must never have been found in the field in which 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: required.

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.

Additional Declarations to be included on the reverse of the Phytosanitary Certificate for ware potatoes

  1. The potatoes were grown in a Pest Free Area for: Popillia japonica (Japanese beetle), Phthorimeae operculella (Potato tuber moth), Premnotrypes spp. (Andean potato weevil), Clavibacter michiganensis spp. sepedonicus (Ring rot), Ralstonia solanacearum (Brown rot), Phymatotrichum omnivorum, Phoma andina, Thecaphora solani (Potato smut), Andean potato latent virus (APLV), Potato yellow dwarf virus (PYDV), Potato vein-yellowing virus (PVYV), Tobacco ring spot virus (TRSV) and Potato spindle tuber viroid (STVd).
  2. Potato wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) is not known to have occurred in the area of production of the potatoes.
  3. 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 pallida and G. rostochiensis ) or lot freedom from PCN has been demonstrated by consignment test.