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

August 23, 2016
The MY 2016 Turkish cotton crop now estimated at 425,000 hectares and 700,000 MT (3.2 million bales); up about 20 percent compared to last crop year.
August 22, 2016
On Tuesday, August 2, 2016, the Panamanian Food Safety Authority (AUPSA) issued Resolution No. 048-AG-2016, disabling the Sanitary Registration of all imported non-iodized salt for human consumption.
August 19, 2016
The Government of India (GOI) notified Draft Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) (Eighth Amendment) Order, 2016 to the WTO for comments on July 7...
August 19, 2016
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