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

Netherlands Antilles - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

With its duty-free status and limited import regulation, Sint Maarten has traditionally been a wide open market for U.S. food and agricultural products. However, with its newly acquired status as an autonomous country, Sint Maarten is beginning to develop its own food safety, and plant and animal...
Omar Gonzalez
GAIN

Cuba - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

This report was prepared by the Caribbean Basin Agricultural Trade Office of the USDA/Foreign Agricultural Service in Miami, Florida for U.S. exporters of domestic food and agricultural products. While every possible care was taken in the preparation of this report, information provided may not be...
Omar Gonzalez
Mark Ford
USDA GAIN

Jordan - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Jordan has been a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since 2000. The accession to membership coincided with structural reforms, economic and legislative, designed to match international standards and requirements. As a result, the current food control regime in Jordan falls under two...
Mohamed Khraishy
USDA GAIN

Taiwan - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The Department of Health (DOH) is the statutory body responsible for the management of food safety in Taiwan. All food products, whether produced domestically or imported, must comply with the “Act Governing Food Sanitation.” The term “foods” as used in this Act refers to...
Chris Frederick
Rosemary Kao
Amy Hsueh
USDA GAIN

South Africa - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The South African food safety and food control systems are developed and enforced by three government departments: Department of Health (DOH), Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Regulatory Authorities: Department of Health: http...
Linda Siphugu
USDA GAIN

Poland - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

This report was prepared by the Office of Agricultural Affairs of the USDA/Foreign Agricultural Service in Warsaw, Poland for U.S. exporters of domestic food and agricultural products. While every possible care was taken in the preparation of this report, information provided may not be completely...
Monika Zochowska
Jolanta Figurska
USDA GAIN

Ghana - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) is the Government of Ghana‟s (GOG) regulatory body with the responsibility of implementing Food and Drugs Law of 1992, (PNDCL 305B) to regulate the manufacture, importation, exportation, distribution, use and advertisements of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices...
Elmasoeur Ashitey
USDA GAIN

Brazil - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Brazil is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and therefore has made commitments to subscribe to the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Agreement and to Codex Alimentarius (CODEX) principles. Food regulations issued at the federal level are contained in various types of legal documents...
Fabiana Fonseca
USDA GAIN

Kenya - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

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...
FAS/Nairobi Staff
USDA GAIN

La Ley Contra el Bioterrorismo

El documento, que contiene información general sobre la Ley mencionada, se basa en una recopilación y abstracción de los principales aspectos contenidos en ella que influyen en el comercio agroalimentario. Es, por lo tanto, un documento informativo que no pretende describir...
María Carolina Peláez Gil
Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)