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- New European Union Rice Import RegulationsThe following regulations establish the import certificates procedures for a gross total of 160,000 tons of husked rice, originating from an (ACP) member state, and those overseas territories (PTU).
Anti Bioterrorism Law
All national and foreign food production facilities, that produce, package, process, and store food for human and animal consumption in the United States must register with the agency as of October 12, 2003 as public health safety measure and as a response to the 2002 bioterrorism events, thus enabling them to act to protect the food supply in case of purposeful contamination event.
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Business Anti Smuggling Coalition (BASC)
It’s a voluntary cooperation program, between the private sector, national and international organisms, created to foment safe international commerce. It certifies companies that comply with the minimum safety standards required by the program. Its main objective is the promotion, development and execution of preventive actions destined to avoid the contraband of merchandise, narcotics, and terrorism.
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Euro-Retailer Produce Working Group (Eurogap)
Euro-retailer Produce Working Group is an association which brings together large European supermarkets, leaders in the food sector, which has implemented new quality norms for fruit, vegetables, and ornamental plant producers, in order to comply with standards and procedures that lead to the development of good agriculture practices.
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Health Regulations for wooden crates
For the North American region, as of January 2, 2004 these regulations govern everything related to wooden pallets and crates, used for exports and imports between Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
European initiative that seeks to establish Certificates of Origin for food products sold in the European Union, as well as to identify the processes, raw materials, and additives used in products.