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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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United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates includes Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm Al Qawain.

Seed potatoes (updated 16 July 2019)

Growing crop tolerances

Class tolerances apply. 

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for seed export apply, except for:

  • All wet rots ....... 0%
  • Powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea): Dutch scab scale 1.0
  • Common scab (Streptomyces scabies): Dutch scab scale 1.0
  • Black scurf (Rhizoctonia solani): Dutch scurf scale 10% light
  • Severe greening: 3% 

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

  1. Potato ring rot (Clavibacter michiganensis ssp. sepedonicus), Potato brown rot (Ralstonia solanacearum), Colorodao beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), Japanese beetle ( Popillia japonica) and Root knot nematodes (Meloidogyne chitwoodi and M. fallax) are not known to exist in Scotland.
  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 nematode (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. Tuta absoluta is not known to occur in Scotland.

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, except for:

  • All wet rots: 0%
  • Powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea): Dutch scab scale 1.0
  • Common scab (Streptomyces scabies): Dutch scab scale 1.0
  • Black scurf (Rhizoctonia solani): Dutch scurf scale 10% light

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

  1. Potato ring rot (Clavibacter michiganensis ssp. sepedonicus), Potato brown rot (Ralstonia solanacearum), Colorodao beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) and Root knot nematodes (Meloidogyne chitwoodi and M. fallax) are not known to exist in Scotland.
  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 pallida and G. rostochiensis) or lot freedom from PCN has been demonstrated by consignment test.
  3. Wart Disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) is not known to have occurred at any time on the land on which the potatoes were grown.
  4. Tuta absoluta is not known to occur in Scotland.