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Import Swine and Germplasm

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Ports of Entry

  1. Canadian border ports. The following land border ports are designated as having the necessary inspection facilities for the entry of swine from Canada: Eastport, Idaho; Houlton and Jackman, Maine; Detroit, Port Huron, and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; Baudette, Minnesota; Opheim, Raymond, and Sweetgrass, Montana; Alexandria Bay, Buffalo, and Champlain, New York; Dunseith, Pembina, and Portal, North Dakota; Derby Line and Highgate Springs, Vermont; Oroville and Sumas, Washington.

  2. Mexican border ports. The following land border ports are designated as having the necessary inspection facilities for the entry of swine from Mexico: Brownsville, Hidalgo, Laredo, Eagle Pass, Del Rio, Presidio, and El Paso, Texas; Douglas, Naco, Nogales, Sasabe, and San Luis, Arizona; Calexico and San Ysidro, California; and Antelope Wells, and Columbus, New Mexico.

  3. Air and ocean ports. The following ports have APHIS inspection and quarantine facilities necessary for quarantine stations and all swine shall be entered into the United States through these stations: Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; and Newburgh, New York.

Swine - Live

(Note: these species may only be imported from the following listed countries)

Canada

European Union; A permit and export health certificate are required.

Swine Semen

Canada

  • No permit is required if the semen tanks are transported by land; an export health certificate is required to import swine semen from Canada.

European Union; a permit and export health certificate are required.

Norway; a permit and export health certificate are required.

United Kingdom; a permit and export health certificate are required.

Contact Us

  • Please contact APHIS Live Animal Imports-Exports (LAIE@usda.gov) for any swine embryo import requests
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