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 16, 2018
On Thursday, July 5, 2018, Mexico continued to phase in their retaliatory tariffs in response to U.S. Section 232 action.
July 16, 2018
The Ministry of Trade (MOT) recently issued revised requirements to obtain import permits (IP) for horticultural products.
July 16, 2018
Spain is a member of the European Union (EU) and follows EU directives and regulations.
July 12, 2018
This report provides an unofficial translation of Appendix-3 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MARD) Circular 24/2017/TT-BNNPTNT, dated November 15, 2017....