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

January 12, 2017
This report is intended to supplement the FAS U.S. Mission to the EU’s Food & Agricultural ImportRegulations and Standards (FAIRS) report with Italy-specific information.
January 12, 2017
This report is intended to supplement the European Food & Agricultural Import Regulations (FAIRS) Report with UK-specific information.
January 12, 2017
The Netherlands, as a member of the European Union (EU), conforms to all EU regulations and directives. However, rules for the certification of imports are complicated...
January 12, 2017
As of January 4, 2017 there were 23 outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Poland.