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 17, 2019
On June 26, 2019, the State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR) released the Draft Administrative Measures on Registration of Infant and Young Children Formula Milk Powder Recipes.
July 17, 2019
On June 19, 2019, China notified the World Trade Organization of draft standards on maximum residue limits (MRLs) for 120 pesticides as SPS/N/CHN/1148.
July 15, 2019
On May 10, 2019, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued an additional directive to extend the timeline by three months on formulations containing vitamins and mineral....
July 12, 2019
This report outlines regulatory requirements and import procedures for food and agricultural imports into Pakistan.