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 allowed for moving directly to slaughter, but not allowed for exhibition
- Group/Lot Identification allowed for moving directly to slaughter, but not allowed for 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
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