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

September 20, 2017
The renewal of glyphosate remains one of the most controversial issues in the EU at the moment.
September 19, 2017
The United States exported $28 million worth of organic fruits and vegetables to Taiwan in 2016, up 74 percent from the year before.
September 18, 2017
This report updates GAIN report E16016 "How the European Union Works - Updated Guide to EU Decision-Making".
September 15, 2017
On August 31, 2017, the Government of Japan (GOJ) announced the details of a monitoring plan and detection method for genetically engineered (GE) salmon which is currently not approved....