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

April 26, 2017
On March 17, 2017, the Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform published the Regulation of Agricultural Land Holdings Bill inviting public comments.
April 25, 2017
On April 4, 2017, the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) passed the Marketing Control on Food for Infants and Young Children Act (Milk Code) to restrict the marketing of food for infants and....
April 24, 2017
On March 31, 2017, FSSAI published a draft notification on Food Safety and Standards (Organic Foods) Regulations, 2017.
April 21, 2017
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) and its Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) presented their draft interim report on expanding Japan’s Country of Origin Labeling...