Food Regulation, Food Labeling, Import Regulation

Guatemala - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Guatemalan food laws comprise a series of government and ministerial decrees that establish frameworks and regulations to protect human health. As a rule of thumb, fresh, refrigerated, or frozen food products that have not been processed are under the authority of the Ministry of Agriculture,...
Karla Tay
USDA GAIN

Chile - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Chile actively participates in the World Trade Organization and the CODEX Alimentarius Commission. Because Chile is concerned that unscientific technical trade barriers may adversely affect its exports, the government supports the standardization of sanitary and phytosanitary trading regulations....
Nelson Ramirez
USDA GAIN

Pakistan - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Pakistan’s food imports are generally regulated by the federal government and food standards are regulated by the provincial governments. Pakistan does not have an integrated legal framework but has a set of laws, which deals with various aspects of food safety. Food standards were...
Asmat Raza
USDA GAIN

New Zealand - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

In New Zealand, they key legislation governing food regulation is the Food Act 1981 (as amended). The Food Act defines relevant terms, such as, food and sale; outlines prohibitions on sale (including unfit food); prohibits misleading labeling and advertising; provides powers of enforcement and...
Vinita Sharma
USDA GAIN

Canada - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Since April 1997, all federally mandated food inspection and quarantine services for domestic and imported foods were consolidated into the CFIA. As a result, food inspection and quarantine services previously provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Health Canada, Industry Canada and the...
Darlene Dessureault
Robin Gray
Mihai Lupescu
USDA GAIN

European Union 27 - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The European Union (EU) has gradually expanded to become the world‟s largest multi-nation trading bloc. Since January 1, 2007, the European Union comprises 27 member states with approximately 500 million consumers. EU member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark,...
Hilde Brans
USDA GAIN

Czech Republic - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The Czech Republic became a member of the European Union in May 2004 and so all EU directions apply. Any exporter from the United States must be familiar with Czech food laws and EU regulations and directions which overrule any Czech legislation. Any food industry area that is not regulated by the...
Jana Mikulasova
USDA GAIN

Serbia - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

This report provides information on Serbian regulations and standards concerning food, agriculture, agricultural products and foreign trade. It includes information on labeling, packaging, food additives and import procedures. Important points of contact or relevant government agencies for U.S....
Tatjana Maslac
USDA GAIN

Bahamas - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Approximately, 95 percent of all agricultural, fish and forestry products imported by The Bahamas come from the United States. The Bahamas recognizes and accepts the U.S. standards for practically all food and agricultural products. The Bahamian Food Act of 1985 is still the principal legislative...
Mark Ford
Omar Gonzalez
USDA GAIN

Trinidad and Tobago - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Trinidad and Tobago is fairly receptive to imports of U.S. agricultural products. Initially, the level of scrutiny and checks on imported products can be quite intense. However, once the importer can demonstrate a successful track record of compliance, the import flow becomes much smoother....
Omar Gonzalez
USDA GAIN