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

May 4, 2016
On April 18, 2016, Russia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments to the Russian regulation on the issuance of import, export, and transit permits for goods...
May 4, 2016
This report lists the major export certificates and other requirements expected by the Government of Turkey (GOT) for exports of food and agricultural products.
May 3, 2016
EEC adopted amendments to the Customs Union Decision No. 318 of June 18, 2010 on the phytosanitary control on the territory of the Union and on the customs boarders of the Union.
May 2, 2016
Russian and Irish Officials Discuss Cooperation . . . GOR Order on Distribution of Subsidies Among Provinces . . . Russian Officials Meet to Improve Legal Framework for Aquaculture