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United States of America (US)

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Importing country requirements

It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.

Information about the process required to import animals into the United States of America can be found on United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Exporters are advised to check for updated Import Notices and advice on entry requirements for swine and their germplasm. Australia is not listed as an allowable country for the import of swine and their germplasm into the United States at this time.


The requirements to import live animals into the State of Hawaii and the island territory of Guam (PDF 170 KB) are subject to locally imposed quarantine requirements.

Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.

Health requirements

As required by the importing country.

Other requirements

Transport requirements

The importing country may have specific transport requirements and you should check this.

Basis for Micor entry

Based on importing country website and information.

Entry last reviewed 5 May 2021.

Latest updates

28/05/2021 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.
Last updated: 31/03/2023 12:35 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:39 PM