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

July 21, 2017
On July 13, 2017, the Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued an order to list certain advisories and guidelines previously issued....
July 21, 2017
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued directives to implement Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulation, 2017....
July 20, 2017
On July 18, 2017, the European Commission published Implementing Regulation 2017/1329 removing the certificate of origin requirement to access a U.S. specific tariff quota for food supplements....
July 19, 2017
This report is an overview of Japan’s general legal and technical requirements for food and agricultural imports.