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

Thailand - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

  Food safety is purview of the Ministry of Public Health through the Food Act of B.E. 2522 (1979). The food Act gives MOPH’s FDA the authority to license, inspect, recall and establish safety and quality standards for food products. Thailand usually follows Codex standards for food...
Orestes Vasquez
Sakchai Preechajarn
Sukanya Sirikeratikul
USDA GAIN

Norway - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) is the central supervisory authority for matters relating to food, including imports of food, in Norway. Being a member of the European Economic Area (EEA), Norway applies relevant EU-legislation on food standards. The bulk of the Norwegian food...
Asa Wideback
USDA GAIN

Ecuador - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Ecuador has been a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since 1996. The Foreign Trade Law prohibits any economic, administrative or technical practice that may limit or discourage foreign and internal trade, free competition or local production of goods and services. This legislation...
Andres Barahona
USDA GAIN

Peru - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

    Sections updated: Pesticide and other contaminants; Biotechnology products and Agency Contacts. The FAIRS Report is based on Peruvian regulations for importing food products. This report intends to help U.S. exporters understand and meet local import requirements and, consequently,...
Alvaro Loza
USDA GAIN

Turkey - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The majority of the regulations on food and agricultural products are prepared and published by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MINFAL). However, there are also regulations published by other Ministries, such as the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Health. Most Turkish...
Yasemin Erkut
USDA GAIN

Mexico - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards 2010

  Report Highlights: Section I. Food Laws, Section II. Labeling Requirements, Section III. Packing and Container Regulations, Section IV. Food Additive Regulations, Section V. Pesticides and Other Contaminants, Section VI. Other Regulations and Requirements, Section VII. Other Specific...
USDA FAS
USDA GAIN

Honduras - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The Honduran Government (GOH) agencies which are responsible for food safety matters are the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG). The Ministry of Health’s authority is governed by its health code, which is spelled out in Congressional Decree 65-91 (...
Ana Gomez
USDA GAIN

Russian Federation Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

  The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Vladivostok, Russia, prepared this report for U.S. exporters of domestic food and agricultural products. While the USDA offices in Russia took every possible care in preparing this report, information provided may...
FAS Russia Staff
USDA GAIN

The Organic Market in Europe

  Globally, the organic market reached 54.9 billion US dollars in 2009. A large part of the turnover was in Europe (48 percent) and in North America (48.1 percent). Since 1999 (15.2 billion US dollars), the global market for organic products more than trebled (Sahota 2011). In Europe, the...
Lukas Kilcher
Helga Willer
Beate Huber
Claudia Frieden
Res Schmutz
Otto Schmid
Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO)

Japan Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

  This report was prepared by the Office of Agricultural Affairs of the USDA/Foreign Agricultural Service at the U.S. Embassy/Tokyo for exporters of U.S. agricultural products. While great care was taken in preparation of this report, information provided may not be completely accurate due to...
FAS Tokyo Staff
USDA GAIN