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

September 29, 2016
September 21, 2016, the Government of India notified amendments to the requirements for poultry and poultry product imports from countries reporting an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza...
September 29, 2016
The Government of India (GOI) notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) a draft amendment to adopt 46 standards of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
September 29, 2016
The Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the food licensing and registration systems (FLRS).
September 29, 2016
This report highlights export certification requirements for Russia.