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 agencies. 

Data & Analysis

April 16, 2015
The Republic of Albania is a small former Communist nation situated on the Strait of Otranto which acts as a gateway between Western and Eastern Europe.
April 15, 2015
The report provides summary highlights and an un-official translation of the “Guidance on the Food Safety Inspection for Imported Goods of Plant Origin”.
April 14, 2015
Canada has published revisions to the original draft of the Low-Level Presence of Genetically Modified Crops and Imports policy based on industry feedback and is seeking comment on these changes.
April 14, 2015
As part of its accession to the Eurasian Economic Union [1] (EAEU), Armenia has committed to eventually adopt the unified tariff schedule of the EAEU