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

July 29, 2015
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) published Circular 50/2014/TTBNNPTNT on December 24, 2014, revising some articles of MARD’s Circular 66/2011/TTBNNPTTNT...
July 28, 2015
On June 29, 2015, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development released Decision 2515/QD-BNN-BVTV promulgating the List of Harmonized System codes for regulated articles subject to plant quarantine.
July 27, 2015
This report supplements the EU-28 Agricultural Biotechnology Annual 2014 report with information about the new regulation that allows each EU Member State to “opt-out” of GE crop cultivation...
July 27, 2015
This report outlines food and agricultural import requirements for Jamaica.