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.
This information is in addition to the labelling information on the potatoes (species, producer code, variety, size, date of packing), with the label including traceability information that enables the identification of the producer and the production area at field level.
MAPA and Defra have agreed that although this is not part of the agreed NPPO requirements, including this information for the Canary Island Inspectorate will significantly improve the process for importing UK potatoes.
- Going forwards, as a short term-measure, exporters based in England are asked to provide APHA PHSI with consignment details including “Producer, lot, stock and the words ‘not grown in Kent”, which would be printed in box 8 of issued phytosanitary certificates
MAPA and the Canary Island Inspectorate do not require this information to be included on phytosanitary certificates accompanying consignments originating in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.