Potato exports guide

Information on the conditions and phytosanitary requirements for the export of Scottish potatoes, where known by country.


Seed potatoes (updated 16 July 2019)

Growing crop tolerances

Class tolerances apply.

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for seed export apply.

Other requirements

Import permit: required.

Documentation: a summary of SPCS standards should be added to the phytosanitary certificate.

Additional declarations to be inserted 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. The potatoes in this consignment are believed to be free from quarantine pests, diseases and weeds.
  4. The potatoes in this consignment are believed to be practically free from soil and extraneous matter.
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