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

March 19, 2018
On March 4, 2018, a large number of Southern African countries, including Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe....
March 19, 2018
On Thursday, March 8, 2018, Chile’s Commission on Markets Distortion (CNDP) published its decision to initiate a safeguard investigation on imports of powdered milk and Gouda cheese....
March 15, 2018
This report contains summaries of relevant decisions and documents from the Armenia-Belarus-Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan-Russia Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) meetings, published between November 15, 2017...
March 9, 2018
On February 16, 2018, the Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a press notice to announce its implementation of Draft Food Safety and Standards...