Poland: Imports of potatoes from outside the EU are prohibited, including from Ukraine
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Published Oct 25, 2023
The State Plant Health and Seed Inspection has made it clear that importing potatoes from non-European Union countries, including Ukraine, is illegal according to European Union phytosanitary regulations. However, there are exceptions to this rule, with table potatoes from certain countries such as Switzerland and Algeria being allowed. The Plant Health and Seed Inspection Service has reported that there have been no attempts to introduce potato shipments from third countries, except for Switzerland, since September 1st.
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Can potatoes be imported to Poland from Ukraine? Turns out not. And not only from Ukraine, but also from other countries not belonging to the Community. However, there are some exceptions to this case. - In accordance with the phytosanitary regulations of the European Union, the import of potatoes from non-EU countries (including Ukraine) is prohibited. Such shipments may not be introduced into the territory of the Republic of Poland and the European Union and may not be placed on the market. The exception are table potatoes from Switzerland and Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey - the State Plant Health and Seed Inspection Service said in a press release. Is the potato imported from Ukraine? Such data was presented in our pages by editor Katarzyna Mazurek. She wrote that in Poland there are offers to sell Ukrainian potatoes at low prices. Detailed data on this ...