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

June 22, 2018
On March 17, 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC, currently the National Health Commission) and the China Food and Drug Administration....
June 22, 2018
On March 17, 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC, currently the National Health Commission) and the China Food and Drug Administration....
June 21, 2018
In compliance with Decree 4238/68 – “Regulations for the Inspection of Animal Products, By-Products, and Derivatives Related to the approval of Animal Products, By-products, and Derivatives....
June 20, 2018
On June 12, 2018, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) published an official notice issuing 800,000 tons in additional cotton import quotas subject to a sliding duty.