Potato EU Exit Guidance

last updated:  8/10/19 

Should we leave the EU without a deal, the UK will be classed by the EU as a third country, therefore third country rules apply and any export from Scotland will need to comply with EU phytosanitary requirements. To see if this applies to you please use our exporting seed potatoes [flowchart].  

Preparing for changes at the UK border if there's a no deal EU Exit

  • The following [letter] was sent to stakeholder bodies, growers and businesses on 3 October 2019. It gives an update on the latest position regarding Brexit and the EU’s decision on third country equivalence for the certification of seed and other propagating material.
  • The following [letter] was sent to Scottish growers and businesses on the 8 March 2019 regarding the export of potatoes to the EU in a no deal. As the date of EU exit has now changed, please assume the instructions in the letter will apply on the day of  EU exit in a no deal scenario.