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Potato Export Conditions


Export shipping

Scotland exports seed and ware potatoes to more than 40 different countries around the world. The following pages provide information on the conditions and phytosanitary requirements for the importation of Scottish potatoes into individual countries outside the EU.

Please click Import Countries A - Z on the left hand menu to navigate to the pages on the country of your choice.

Please note that the conditions on this website are set by the importing countries and not by the Scottish Government. Compliance with the phytosanitary requirements is checked during official growing crop and tuber inspections. Occasionally some additional testing may be required to assure compliance with a specific requirement, e.g. absence of viruses. A Phytosanitary Certificate will only be issued after satisfactory completion of all pre-export inspections and tests. Where it is known that an importing country has no specific phytosanitary requirement or condition for a specific disease, pest, type of damage or defect that is listed in Scottish regulations, the Scottish minimum export tolerances for seed and ware potatoes will be applied.

For certain countries, information on import requirements can only be obtained from the import permit. Any changes negotiated by an exporter to existing arrangements with importing countries must be confirmed to the Scottish Government in writing by the plant health authority of the importing country before they can be applied.

Any queries regarding the phytosanitary requirements for potato export to both non-EU and EU countries should be directed to the Potato Export Liaison Officer for Scotland at SASA Division, via email at potatoexports@sasa.gsi.gov.uk or phone 0131 2446354.

The contents of this site are provided on the understanding that the information was, to the Scottish Government's knowledge, correct at the time of posting. Exporters should note that conditions may be altered by the importing country without the Scottish Government receiving notification.