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, 2019
France as a member of the European Community has implemented EU regulations for the import of animal and plant products.
April 22, 2019
Sections Updated: Section II. Purpose of Specific Export Certificate(s) and Section V. Other Certification/Accreditation Requirements.
April 19, 2019
This report provides an overview of the health and quarantine certificates needed for exporting food and agricultural products to Vietnam.
April 19, 2019
This report provides an update of the food and agricultural laws and regulations currently in force in Vietnam.