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

February 21, 2019
This report contains an unofficial translation of Law No. 2005-95 of October 18, 2005 on Animal Husbandry and Animal Products.
February 21, 2019
On December 31, 2018, the Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) extended the compliance due date on residue levels for various food contaminants.
February 21, 2019
On December 27, 2018, the Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued guidelines to extend the compliance date on standards for fortified foods.
February 20, 2019
This brief report describes the 2018-2020 industrial market for biomass for energy generation in the Netherlands.