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

October 10, 2016
Government Permits Increase of Territory of Azov Port Terminal… PSS Restricts Imports of Egyptian Plant Products into Russia… Government determines that Products, Goods and Services of Russian...
October 10, 2016
On August 16, 2016, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) issued an inspection order for U.S. celery.
October 4, 2016
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the Japanese Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) are considering instituting country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements...
September 30, 2016
The following report updates GAIN IN6119 published on September 16, 2016, regarding the Modified Food Import Regulations.