South and Central Asia

Data and Analysis

On July 13, 2021, India notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) its new draft Ayurveda Aahar Regulations (2021).
On June 29, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a new directive changing the nomenclature ‘‘Blended Edible Vegetable Oil” or “Multi Source Edible Vegetable Oil” now to simply “Multi Source Edible Oil.”
On June 22, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a new directive extending its implementation date for standards relating to different categories of infant nutrition foods.

News and Features

June 30, 2021
Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – 2020 Report to Congress

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service is accepting fiscal year 2021 applications for the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, which helps support education, child development and food...
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2020 – Despite the challenges 2020 brought, the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) continued to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s pursuit of global trade opportunities for American agriculture, successfully delivering on...

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