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PHILIPPINES

WARE POTATOES

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Last updated: 03 August 2011

Requirements applicable to: UK

Export of ware potatoes to the Philippines is only allowed if an application for an import permit is approved. The import permit will state the exact phytosanitary requirements which may be different from those listed below.

Phytosanitary requirements
Wart disease

Potato wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) must not be known to have occurred in the field where the potatoes were grown.

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.

Chemicals: the ware potatoes might have to be treated with a broad spectrum fungicide (see Import Permit).

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 inserted on the reverse of the Phytosanitary Certificate for Ware Potatoes

1. 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 pallidaandG. rostochiensis) or lot freedom from PCN has been demonstrated by consignment test.

2. Potato Wart Disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) is not known to have occurred on the land in which the potatoes were grown.

3. Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTV), Potato ring rot ( Clavibacter michiganensis ssp. sepedonicus) and Potato brown rot ( Ralstonia solanacearum) are not known to exist in Scotland.

4. The tubers are practically free from soil.

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