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

Aruba - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

  Aruba is very receptive to U.S. products. At the present time, Aruba has no food-specific legislation to regulate imported foods. U.S. standards for food and agricultural products are fully accepted. Import licenses are required for select agricultural products. In addition, meat products...
Omar Gonzalez
Mark Ford
USDA GAIN

United Arab Emirates - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) 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...
Mohamed Taha
USDA GAIN

Iraq Food Agricultural Import Regulations

This FAIRS Country Report details regulatory requirements and import procedures for food and agricultural imports to Iraq. The Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC) is an independent government agency that was established by law no.54 in 1979 and acts as a consultant...
Walid Sharif Al-Ani
USDA GAIN

Indonesia - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

A comprehensive law concerning foodstuff that controls domestic production, import of foodstuff, processing and distribution was signed in 1996. The food safety control system in Indonesia requires elements of pre-market and post-market control. Pre-market control is conducted by evaluating the...
FAS Jakarta Staffs
USDA GAIN

Germany - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

In Germany, the Lebensmittel-, Bedarfsgegenstände- und Futtermittelgesetzbuch (LFBG) comprises the basic German food and feed law, most of which is based on fully harmonized EU regulations and directives. The LFGB provides basic definitions, procedural rules and goals of the German food law....
Leif Rehder
USDA GAIN

Netherlands - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

EU legislation is made up of Directives and Regulations which must be translated into the 23 official languages in use in the EU-27. Directives define the result that must be achieved but leave to each Member State the choice of form and methods to transpose the directive into national laws (...
Marcel Pinckaers
USDA GAIN

Belgium-Luxembourg - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

EU legislation is made up of Directives and Regulations which must be translated into the 23 official languages in use in the EU-27. Directives define the result that must be achieved but leave to each Member State the choice of form and methods to transpose the directive into national laws (...
Marcel Pinckaers
USDA GAIN

Korea - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Korea is well equipped with a modern legal system that is based on a fixed hierarchy. Based on this framework, an Act or law, legislated by the National Assembly, gives the legal basis for government regulations. The draft bill may be submitted by an individual National Assembly member or the...
Seung Ah Chung
Michael G. Francom
USDA GAIN

EU-27 - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

This report provides an overview of food laws currently in force in the EU-27. The following sections were updated/added: food laws, allergen labeling requirements, warning labels, nutrition & health claims, nutrition labeling, country of origin labeling, food contact materials, additives,...
Hilde Brans
USDA GAIN

Denmark - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Responsibility for the safety of food and agricultural products in Denmark is shared between two Danish authorities: The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Danish Agrifish Agency. The food administration is the central supervisory authority for matters relating to food, including...
Asa Wideback
USDA GAIN