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 20, 2015
Pursuant to WTO notification, the Hong Kong government has proposed legislation to further regulate nutrition and health claims on products for children under 36 months...
May 19, 2015
Three new draft SPS regulations covering laboratory testing rules, rules of veterinary and sanitary examination, and veterinary regionalization were posted on the Russian Government website...
May 18, 2015
The Kerala Livestock Development Board (KLDB) has invited E-Tenders for frozen bovine semen and embryos.
May 18, 2015
The Kerala Livestock Development Board (KLDB) has invited E-Tenders for frozen bovine semen and embryos.