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

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

Barbados - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Imports of food and beverage products into Barbados are governed by a variety of laws. The Miscellaneous Control Act, Chapter. 329 of 1994 and its implementing regulations require licensing for selected agricultural products (mainly meats, produce, and oils) by the Department of Commerce and...
Omar Gonzalez
USDA GAIN

Argentina - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The Argentine Food Code (Código Alimentario Argentino – CAA) is the technical rule created by Law §18284 passed in 1969 and put into force by Decree §2126 in 1971 that regulates locally produced and imported food products. The CAA’s main goal is to protect public...
Maria Julia Balbi
Mariana Prosperi
Andrea Yankelevich
Ken Joseph
USDA GAIN

Saudi Arabia - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Saudi Arabia is the largest and a growing market for high value foodstuffs in the Gulf region. All food products are imported by the private sector. The vast majority of food products are subject to a 5 percent import duty while coffee, tea and fresh red meat enter the country duty free. Selected...
Hussein Mousa
USDA GAIN

Mexican Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The Mexican Bureau of Standards (DGN, Dirección General de Normas) is responsible for overall management and coordination of standards in Mexico. The legal framework for Mexico’s regulatory process is the Federal Law of Metrology and Normalization. This law gives authority to the...
ATO and OAA staff
USDA GAIN