Food Import Regulation
The Government of Kenya (GOK) encourages export certification of almost all foods before they are exported to Kenya for human and animal consumption. Exporters and consolidators of U.S. food products may obtain a certificate of conformity (COC) through the GOK’s PVoC. The GOK maintains inspection contracts with Société Générale De Surveillance S.A. (SGS) and Intertek International Ltd to operate its PVoC program for North American exports.
This handout summarises the the use of documentation to accompany the movements of wine sector products but only in so far as they relate to the certification and authentication of wine sector products. It does not attempt to address the wider issues of fiscal or quota controls which are the responsibility of H.M. Revenue and Customs.
The basic piece of legislation dealing with food products and human health in Colombia is Law 9 of January 24, 1979 (see text of law on: www.invima.gov.co/normatividad/alimentos). All decrees and regulations produced since then are based on the above-mentioned Law.
After the fall of Ben Ali‟s regime in January 2011, Tunisia has been engaged in a progressive reform and democratization process. On October 23, Tunisians participated in the first fair and democratic elections in their history and elected the 217 members of the Constitutional Assembly whose major task will be to draft a new Constitution. Today, Tunisia economy is in a recovery phase and the general environment for investment and foreign cooperation is showing some positive signs.
El mercado de las ciruelas deshidratadas es un mercado estancado, si se piensa que el consumidor es de edad madura. Sin embargo, el mercado de frutos secos atraviesa un periodo de crecimiento gracias a la nueva variedad de productos y debido a que se promueven los beneficios a la salud. Las ciruelas deshidratadas son vistas como parte de una dieta saludable.
Nigeria's food supply chain has continued to grow more complex and food borne diseases widespread and representing significant threats to health and the economy. Over the years, the GON recognizes this challenge and has developed multiple structures, systems and laws to ensure that the country's food supply chain operates effectively and efficiently.
This report was prepared by the Office of Agricultural Affairs in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq is still going through a transition from a centrally-run economic system to a more market-oriented economy. Across the government, many regulations and policies are being revised; therefore, information in this report is subject to change. Iraqi importers can confirm current regulations through local authorities. Regulatory agencies and contacts are provided in the appendix.