Food Regulation, Food Labeling, Import Regulation

Mercado de la Unión Europea

    Guía para identificar los principales requisitos exigidos para el ingreso de productos agrícolas frescos y procesados. La importación de los alimentos en la Unión Europea está sujeta al cumplimiento de diversas leyes y reglamentos destinados a...
Daniel Rodríguez Sáenz
Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)

Hong Kong - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

With the commencement of the Genetically Modified Organisms (Control of Release) Ordinance and the Genetically Modified Organisms (Documentation for Import and Export) Regulation in March 2011, there are documentation requirements for shipments containing living modified organisms. The Food Safety...
Caroline Yuen

Portugal - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

As a member of the European Union, the Government of Portugal applies EU regulations and legislation, where available, regarding the importation of food, feed, feed ingredients and beverages. Food laws of individual member states have mostly been fully harmonized into EU law. However, it is...
Diogo Machado Mendes

Sweden - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Responsibility for the safety of food and agricultural products in Sweden is shared between three Swedish authorities: the Swedish Board of Agriculture, the National Food Agency (NFA) and, to a lesser degree, the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management. The NFA is the central supervisory...
Asa Wideback

El Salvador - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

El Salvador does not have a specific food law that applies to imported foodstuffs. Instead, the Salvadoran Health Code is the most widely used instrument to enforce local food safety. The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MPHSA) is in charge of all registrations and authorizations...
Miguel Herrera

Belize - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

  In Belize, there are several government agencies involved with food-laws. The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) ( has the legal responsibility of food safety and quarantine. The Ministry of Economic Development, Commerce, Industry and Consumer...
Edith Vasquez

Ukraine - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Ukraine possesses a complicated and costly food safety system inherited from the Soviet Union. Controls are implemented by various state agencies that often have overlapping functions. In late 2010 the Government of Ukraine (GOU) started a major reform of the regulatory system aimed at reducing...
FAS Kyiv Staff

Guía de Requisitos Técnicos para Exportar Alimentos a los Estados Unidos de América

Estados Unidos es el segundo importador mundial de alimentos luego de la Unión Europea y el cuarto destino de las exportaciones agroalimentarias argentinas (luego de Unión Europea, China y Brasil). El tamaño, diversidad y crecimiento de este mercado ofrece excelentes...
Arnaldo C. Nonzioli
Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca Argentina

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Under the Dayton Peace Agreement, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is divided into two Entities, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (F BiH) and the Republika Srpska (RS). In general, both Entities are responsible for agricultural and food issues in its Entity, and there is no national-level...
Sanela Stanojcic-Eminagic

Israel - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Israeli importers face two main considerations when selecting a particular product - quality and price. In the price range, American products are not always attractive, due to the high production costs in the U.S., and high transportation costs to Israel, relative to suppliers from near-by Europe...
Gilad Shachar