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

Colombia - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The basic piece of legislation dealing with food products and human health in Colombia is Law 9 of January 24, 1979 (see text of law on: www.invima.gov.co/normatividad/alimentos). All decrees and regulations produced since then are based on the above-mentioned Law. Congressional Law 1122 of...
Juan Sebastian Diaz
USDA GAIN

Tunisia - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

After the fall of Ben Ali‟s regime in January 2011, Tunisia has been engaged in a progressive reform and democratization process. On October 23, Tunisians participated in the first fair and democratic elections in their history and elected the 217 members of the Constitutional Assembly whose major...
Youssef Chahed
USDA GAIN

Nigeria - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Nigeria's food supply chain has continued to grow more complex and food borne diseases widespread and representing significant threats to health and the economy. Over the years, the GON recognizes this challenge and has developed multiple structures, systems and laws to ensure that the country...
Uche Nzeka
USDA GAIN

Finland - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland is responsible for the preparation of legislation concerning food and agriculture and is also responsible for the monitoring of its implementation. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has thirteen agencies and institutes within its...
Asa Wideback
USDA GAIN

Iraq - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

This report was prepared by the Office of Agricultural Affairs in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq is still going through a transition from a centrally-run economic system to a more market-oriented economy. Across the government, many regulations and policies are being revised; therefore,...
Walid Sharif
USDA GAIN

Senegal - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Senegal established the National Committee for International Trade Negotiations (CNNCI) in 2002 as the governmental body in charge of consultation and coordination between the government, the private sector and consumer associations on all matters concerning implementation of bilateral, regional...
Russell Knight
Fana Sylla
USDA GAIN

Denmark - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards 2011

Responsibility for the safety of food and agricultural products in Denmark is shared between three Danish authorities: The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, the Danish Plant Directorate and the Danish Directorate for Fisheries. The food administration is the central supervisory authority...
Asa Wideback
USDA GAIN

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
USDA GAIN

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
USDA GAIN