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 31, 2015
On August 10, 2015, India notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) a draft regulation which updates India’s labeling requirements for the content of trans-fat in packaged food products.
August 31, 2015
On August 5, 2015, India notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) a draft regulation related to food additives. The deadline to provide comments is October 4, 2015.
August 31, 2015
FSSAI amended the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Regulations, 2011, regarding standards for levels of chromium present in gelatin.
August 31, 2015
On August 5, 2015, India notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) a draft regulation related to food additives for nutritional supplements, functional and novel food products.