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

May 22, 2020
This report provides an update on the Hong Kong government’s earlier intention to regulate edible oil and draws U.S. industry’s attention to Hong Kong’s setting of the maximum level...
May 21, 2020
On April 8, 2020 France published its fifth emergency decree banning fresh cherry imports from countries where the use of the chemical dimethoate is permitted in cherry production.
May 21, 2020
This report contains summaries of relevant decisions and documents from the Armenia-BelarusKazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan-Russia Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) meetings...
May 21, 2020
The Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidelines to test imported fresh produce for pesticide residues according to the Notification of the Ministry of Public Health No. 387...