Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service as part of the U.S. Embassy in Romania represents the interests of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Romania. The regional office is based in Warsaw, Poland and covers Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Slovak Republic.
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Bucharest works for improving access of U.S. products on the Romanian market. FAS Bucharest operates programs designed to build new markets and improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in Romania.
Russell Nicely (Resident in Warsaw)
As Regional Agricultural Attaché, Mr. Russell Nicely represents the United States Department of Agriculture and the interests of U.S. agribusinesses.
Agricultural Specialist: Monica Dobrescu, responsible for commodity reporting, policy issues.
If you would like further information related to any of the USDA Programs, please feel free to contact our office.
Embassy of United States of America
Office of Agricultural Affairs
4-6, Dr. Liviu Librescu Blvd.,
District 1, Bucharest
Telephone: (+40) 21 200-3374; (+40) 21 200-3356
Fax: (+40 21) 200-3442
FAS Program activity
Commodity and Marketing Reporting
USDA'S Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN) provides timely information on the agricultural economy, products and issues in foreign countries since 1995 that are likely to have an impact on United States agricultural production and trade. U.S. Foreign Service officers working at posts overseas collect and submit information on the agricultural situation in more than 130 countries to USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), which maintains the GAIN reports. If you wish to read the reports published by FAS Bucharest, please visit this website.
Agricultural and Food Trade Shows:
- Domestic Trade Shows The calendar contains the major agricultural trade shows and conferences around the US whose exhibitors have identified export interest.
- US products featured during trade shows in other countries. The search engines below will allow you to find the list of trade shows hosted by other countries, endorsed by USDA.
- Trade Shows in Romania
- INDAGRA - International Fair of equipment and products in agriculture, horticulture, viticulture and animal husbandry
- AGRARIA - International Trade Fair, organized in Cluj-Napoca
- CARNEXPO - the largest meat industry exhibition from South Eastern Europe
- GOODWINE - International Wine Fair
- VINVEST Timisoara - International Wine Exhibition
- VINTEST Bucharest - Romanian National Wine Show
- AGRIPLANTA - open-air exhibition
Advances in science, many of them from scientists at USDA or through research funded by USDA, have opened up new options for farmers responding to market needs and environmental challenges. Many new plant varieties being developed or grown by farmers have been produced using genetic engineering, which involves manipulating the plant's genes through techniques of modern molecular biology often referred to as recombinant DNA technology. These techniques are included in what is often referred to as "biotechnology" or "modern biotechnology."
By visiting the website below, you will find useful links for describing the US regulatory system for agricultural biotechnology: USDA's Agricultural Biotechnology Website
Most Important U.S. Exports to Romania - 2013
United States is among the top 15 agricultural trading partners of Romania. U.S. food exports recorded a slight drop in 2013 compared to the previous year, reaching $87.2 million. Imports mainly consisted of planting seeds ($25 million), soybean meal ($23 million), food preparations ($10.4 million), beverages ($9.4 million), edible fruits and nuts ($1.5 million), fish & seafood products ($0.5 million).
Food Facility Registration
Online FDA Food Facility Registration
The FDA recently issued guidance regarding registration requirements for food manufacturing facilities. Domestic and foreign food facilities must be registered with FDA by the end of the year. The updated food facility registration system is now available on-line at http://www.fda.gov/.
Information About the Registration of Food Facilities:
Registration of food facilities help desk - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 800-216-7331 or 301-575-0156