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

March 26, 2015
This report contains information concerning Customs reference prices, known locally as “valuations” that the Government of Pakistan has established for a number of sauces and condiments.
March 25, 2015
On March 16, 2015, the India’s draft veterinary certificate for imported pork and pork products was published on the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) website for comment.
March 25, 2015
This report provides updated information for U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products to Jordan and highlights best prospects for consumer-ready food products.
March 24, 2015
On March 4, 2015, Turkey published a draft communique (tebliğ) to harmonize with the European Union Commission Implementing Decision 2011/215/EU on the regulatory control for the transshipment of anim