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

December 18, 2014
On November 21, 2014 the State Council published a draft Grain Law soliciting public comments until December 21, 2014.
December 16, 2014
This report outlines regulatory requirements for food and agricultural product imports into Brazil, including import procedures.
December 16, 2014
Nigeria would begin the implementation of ECOWAS Common External Tariffs beginning January 1, 2015 to comply with ECOWAS Heads of State’s adoption of a five-band regional CET.
December 15, 2014
This report outlines TT’s certification requirements and includes an Export Certificate Matrix as well as examples of select Export Certificates.