Costa Rica: New Rules for Transporting Pigs

Starting from November 24 of this year, new guidelines will be in effect governing requirements and conditions for transporting pigs in the country.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Directive SENASA-DG-D001-2017, published on August 24, officialized the new "Official Guide for Transporting Porcine Cattle," which will constitute the new regulations for transporting pigs from 24 November.

See: "Central America Consumes More Pork Meat" reports that "... 'As part of the actions taken in order to organise the pig producing sector, the identification and registration of farms (backyard / subsistence, small and medium-sized ones) was carried out in order to regulate the transport of pigs within the national territory."

"... This will mean that the origin and destination of each of the movements will be recorded in order to be able to retrospectively trace each animal."

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