Fresh Produce Regulation, Grades & Standards, Import Regulations, Labeling

Qatar - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The State of Qatar is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), comprising the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) in Dubai covers Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and UAE (also known as the GCC-5). Food Standards:...
Mohamed Taha
USDA GAIN

Oman - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The Sultanate of Oman is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia. With the exception of Saudi Arabia, the USDA’s Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA), Dubai, covers the rest of the countries collectively...
Mohamed Taha
USDA GAIN

Italy - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

To the extent that European Union food laws are harmonized, Italy‟s food laws and regulations follow European Union rules. However, in the event that the EU law may be incomplete or absent, the law of each member state applies. The main principle of the single market concept is to ensure that all...
Dana Biasetti
USDA GAIN

Costa Rica - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

  The Costa Rican legislation dealing with food and agricultural imports has not undergone significant change over the last 15 years. However, the process of consolidation of a Central American Customs Union has resulted in changes in some regulations such as the harmonization of registration...
Victor Gonzalez
USDA GAIN

Russian Federation - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

This report is an overview of general legal and technical requirements for food and agricultural imports imposed by the Russian Federation. Despite Russia’s ongoing preparation for WTO accession, agencies’ control over imported foodstuffs remains complicated and bureaucratic. While the...
USDA FAS Staff
USDA GAIN

Clasificación internacional de la almendra del marañón

Las almendras de marañón son clasificadas de acuerdo al tamaño, color e integridad. En el mercado de Estados Unidos existen alrededor de 22 grados y las especificaciones de cado grado fueron creados bajo lo orientación del "Cashew Export Promotion Council". La...
Laura V. Arango Wiesner
Corpoica, Colombia

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