Swine Import Requirements

Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI)* valid for 30 days and have Official Identification. Official ID must be recorded on CVI*.

Official Identification for swine:

  • Official eartags: Imprinted with Official Eartag US Shield and a nationally unique official animal identification number (ex., NUES, Official AIN tags, Official RFID tags)
  • Ear notching if the ear notching has been recorded in a swine registry association's book of record
  • Tattoos on the ear or inner flank if the tattoo has been recorded in a swine registry association's book of record
  • USDA backtags for moving directly to slaughter, not exhibition
  • Group/Lot Identification for moving directly to slaughter, not exhibition

Entry permit required for all feeding or breeding swine (issued by the State Veterinarian, call 803-788-2260).  To obtain a SC entry permit, the swine must originate from a Validated Swine Brucellosis-Free herd and Qualified Pseudorabies-Negative herd or tested negative within 30 days (record of testing must be recorded on the CVI).  No testing required if originating in a commercial swine operation located in a Swine Brucellosis and Pseudorabies Free state.   Permit not required for exhibition.

Swine imported into SC that are consigned directly to slaughter are not required to have a CVI.

*Or approved movement documentation

VS REQUIREMENTS MUST BE COMPLIED WITH

Check Emergency Notices for any additional requirements.