Regulations and Requirements

In addition to helping U.S. exporters navigate an array of regulations governing trade in food and agricultural products, FAS works to ensure that those regulations are predictable, transparent, and science-based.

FAS maintains an online system to to inform the U.S. agricultural industry regarding changes in international food and agriculture regulations that could affect U.S. exports.

FAS also provides access to a database that lists maximum acceptable levels of pesticides and veterinary drugs in food and agricultural products in the United States, as well as 70 other countries, the European Union and the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

Additional information about regulations and requirements governing agricultural exports and imports is available from other USDA agencies. 

Data & Analysis

Despite policy challenges, opportunities exist for U.S. exporters to serve Indonesia's urbanizing population and growing food processing industry.
This report outlines the applicable legislation regarding the export of U.S. food products to Spain, particularly those rules that differ from EU legislation.
U.S. suppliers willing to navigate a detailed set of U.S. regulatory controls related to exporting to Cuba will find that the island is fairly receptive to U.S. products.
U.S. suppliers willing to clear initial hurdles will find Trinidad and Tobago to be an import-friendly country.