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 5, 2015
The Russian Government amended the formula for calculation of the floating wheat export duty that was in force since July 1, 2015.
October 5, 2015
On September 20, 2015, The Ukrainian Parliament has conducted a major reform of the food safety system by implementing Law 1602.
October 2, 2015
On September15, 2015, India notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) draft regulations which establish limits for phytosterol in certain food products.
October 2, 2015
Hong Kong is expected to implement regulatory control of edible fats and oils following a public consultation period which will impact $14 million in U.S. exports of vegetable and animal fat exports..