EXPORT OF POTATOES TO NON-EU COUNTRIES

When exporting potatoes to non-EU countries, the requirements set by the destination countries must be complied with. Because these requirements vary by country, the exporter must become familiar with the requirements of the destination country well in advance of export.

In most cases, a phytosanitary certificate is required. Exported potatoes may not be infested with plant diseases or pests listed in the destination country’s requirements. In addition, the exporter must be entered in Evira’s plant health register.

Inspections of export capacity

Export capacity inspections are conducted at the potato farm. These inspections establish whether the potatoes intended for export meet the requirements of the destination country. The inspection covers ring rot and potato root eelworm in fields where potato is grown. If no pests mentioned in the requirements of the destination countries are detected, export capacity remains valid for four years after inspection.

 

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