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Export of potatoes from England to the Canary Islands - phytosanitary certificates
For consignments of potatoes from England only, the Canary Islands Inspectorate and Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA) have requested the inclusion of further traceability information in the phytosanitary certificates.
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Requirements for the export of UK potatoes to the Canary Islands – soil tolerance update
Following further discussions between MAPA (Spanish NPPO) and the Canary Islands authorities, MAPA confirmed on 28 September 2023 that the Canary Islands will accept a maximum content of soil of 1% by weight.
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There are many pests and diseases that can seriously damage crops and plants in the UK. Assessing and understanding these threats is essential to informing the actions needed to protect plant health set out in Protecting Plant Health - A .
As the Strategy makes clear, tackling threats to plant health is not just a matter for government; success is dependent on partnership working between all those with a role to play. To this end the Portal is a shared resource providing information about plant pests and diseases, including the assessments of risk undertaken by government and the data underpinning those assessments, with links to other sites of interest, including non-government sites, as well as information on the plant health controls and services provided by government.
Find out more about the plant pests and diseases which threaten our crops, trees, gardens and countryside.
The UK Plant Health Risk Register records and rates risks to UK crops, trees, gardens and ecosystems from plant pests and pathogens.
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ResourcesDiscover and explore sources of plant health related information, including links to government services and other sites of interest.
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