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

July 26, 2016
Pork production in India is estimated at 464 thousand metric tons in FY 2014-15 (April-March), which contributes approximately eight percent of the country’s animal protein sources.
July 19, 2016
India notified its draft regulations relating to fats, oils, oats and pasta products to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and invited comments.
July 19, 2016
The Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a draft amendment relating to adoption of 46 Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for food additives.
July 19, 2016
On July 1, 2016, the European Commission launched a new consultation tool offering stakeholders the opportunity to provide online feedback on draft EU secondary legislation.