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 17, 2018
Greece, as a member of the European Union, follows EU directives and regulations.
December 17, 2018
This report provides updated contact information for Greece and gives an overview of Greek food laws in the EU context.
December 14, 2018
On May 5, 1989, the Government of Senegal passed Decree 89-543; this decree is still in effect and provides food safety regulations for meat and meat products, including ante and post mortem....
December 14, 2018
On December 1, 2008, the Government of Mali signed the National Biosafety Law 08-042. The law outlines the approval process for genetically engineered (GE) products developed domestically....