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

April 23, 2018
India has invited the World Trade Organization (WTO) members to provide comments on their draft notification related to health supplements, nutraceuticals, food for special dietary use....
April 23, 2018
India notified its 2018 draft labeling and display regulations and invited comments from the World Trade Organization (WTO) members.
April 20, 2018
On March 23, 2018, Russia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments to the Unified EAEU Phytosanitary Requirements via G/SPS/N/RUS/148.
April 18, 2018
On April 12, 2018, the European Commission published a proposal for a Directive on unfair trading practices in the food supply chain.