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

November 22, 2017
In 2014, the European Commission launched negotiations with a sweeping regulatory reform agenda for the organics sector.
November 22, 2017
This report aims to clarify the “Shipping Mark” requirement under the new Thai Customs Act B.E. 2560 (2017)
November 17, 2017
On November 6, 2017, the Plant Protection Division updated its list of U.S. commodities that are allowed to be imported into Myanmar.
November 16, 2017
The Biosafety Law, 2009 contains information on the biotechnology approval process in Senegal for GE products developed domestically or by a third country.