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 19, 2018
Recently, Post received information from the trade that the Vietnamese authorities have started applying plant quarantine requirements for agricultural products that have originated in Cambodia....
December 18, 2018
This report contains an unofficial translation of MinAg Order No. 207-05 on the phytosanitary requirements for the import of plant material belonging to the genus Vitis L.
December 18, 2018
This report contains an unofficial translation of an instruction from the Ministry of Commerce to the Director General for Customs, instructing Customs to begin implementing additional technical....
December 18, 2018
The Government of Ukraine has published an updated list of the products imported into Ukraine, which are subject to official control.