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

August 17, 2018
On June 4, 2018, the government of India (GOI) released the National Policy on Biofuels-2018.
August 16, 2018
The Government of India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued a directive that permits the use of lecithin as an emulsifier in infant food formulas....
August 15, 2018
Spain is a member of the European Union (EU) and follows EU directives and regulations. This report is an update of SP1725 and outlines the applicable legislation regarding the export of U.S. food....
August 14, 2018
On July 26, 2018, the Government of India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) invited World Trade Organization (WTO) members to comment on its revised standards....