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ZA

Beer and wine only to B2B and B2C. No spirits (liquor).

Guidelines to shipping to Business (Licensees) Guidelines for shipping to individuals/consumers
Importer must provide: Gift shipments must not exceed 2 liters and must not exceed R400.00 in value otherwise duties and taxes are payable.
• Import license/permit Personal Effects shipments are restricted to 2 liters and duties and taxes are payable. Shipments exceeding these amounts will receive close scrutiny by the South African Revenue Service.
• VI-1 form
• Simplified Certification and Analysis Document
• Sanitary clearance
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SI

Beer, wine and spirits (liquor) to B2B and B2C.

Guidelines to shipping to Business (Licensees) Guidelines for shipping to individuals/consumers
A transit in bond from the port of entry to the customer or his broker is not an option. Private importers can import alcohol in small quantities for their personal consumption without a registration. There are no fixed thresholds what customs accept as amounts for “personal consumption.”
Commercial importers must be registered to import alcoholic beverages.
Alcoholic beverages can’t be sold and delivered to under-aged persons (18 years). The consignor is responsible to verify the age of the consignee prior to shipping.
Please see Common Requirements (EU) when shipping to the European Union.
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SG

Beer, wine and spirits (liquor) to B2B and B2C.

Guidelines to shipping to Business (Licensees) Guidelines for shipping to individuals/consumers
Importer must provide prior to shipment’s arrival: The invoice must specify:
• Import license/permit from Agri-Foods & Veterinary Authority • The wine is for “personal use, not for resale” and indicate
of Singapore (AVA) regardless of the quantity the type wine.
• Information listed in the Description for the invoice • In addition to information listed in the “Description” for
• Invoice must include harmonized code the invoice, the invoice must include harmonized code.
The total quantity of alcohol per shipment shall not exceed
5 liters.
If the quantity exceeds 5 liters, importer must obtain an
import permit from Agri-veterinary Authority Food.
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RS

Wine only to B2B. No beer or spirits (liquor) or B2C.

Guidelines to shipping to Business (Licensees) Guidelines for shipping to individuals/consumers
Importer must provide: No personal service
• Import license/permit
• Excise and/or bond form
• Ingredient analysis list
• Wine “quality certificate”
• Manufacture process list
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RO

Beer, wine and spirits (liquor) to B2B and B2C.

Guidelines to shipping to Business (Licensees) Guidelines for shipping to individuals/consumers
Commercial importers must be licensed to import alcoholic beverages. Private importers can import alcohol in small quantities for their personal consumption without a license.
Alcoholic beverages can’t be sold and delivered to under-aged persons (18 years). The consignor is responsible to verify the age Same as Shipping to Businesses (Licensees).
of the consignee prior to shipping.
Excise duty on spirits must be paid with tax stamps. The consignor must buy the tax stamps from the Romanian Ministry of Finance where they have to be registered. The tax stamps must be affixed
to the bottles prior to shipping.
For wine shipments, no certificate or analysis report need to be presented for products originating in and exported from third countries in labeled containers of not more than five liters fitted with a non-reusable closing device where the total quantity transported, whether or not made up of separate consignments, does not exceed 100 liters. Wine shipments requiring or accompanied by certificates or analysis reports can’t be cleared by our nominated carrier.
Please see Common Requirements (EU) when shipping to the European Union.
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PT

Beer, wine and spirits (liquor) to B2B and B2C.

Guidelines to shipping to Business (Licensees) Guidelines for shipping to individuals/consumers
Importer must provide: Importer must provide:
• VI-1 form is for non-U.S. origin wine • Certificate of Origin
• Simplified Certification and Analysis Document is for U.S. origin wine • Additional customs forms may be required from the consignee to customs clear the shipment
Imports of alcoholic beverages are highly restricted. Personal purchase — reasonable quantity guideline is six (6) bottles of 750ml.
A sanitary inspection must be done prior to customs clearance.
A sanitary inspection will require:
• Certificate of Analysis provided by the shipper
• Certificate of Origin
• Import license from the Instituto do Vinho e da Vinha
(Portugal Wine Institute)
• Importer registration in the EU.
Brokerage charges may apply and an import delay of 2-3 days may occur.
Up to one liter of any kind of beverage, the import will be accepted without an import license and a Certificate of Analysis.
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PL

Wine only to B2B. No beer or spirits (liquor) or B2C.

Guidelines to shipping to Business (Licensees) Guidelines for shipping to individuals/consumers
Alcoholic beverages can only be imported by businesses. A license is needed if the importer is selling alcoholic beverages. No certificate or analysis report need be presented for products originating in and exported from third countries in labeled containers of not more than five liters fitted with a non-reusable closing device where the total quantity transported, whether or not made up of separate consignments, does not exceed 100 liters. Private persons are not allowed to import alcoholic beverages. The only exemption are gift shipments sent by one private individual to another. The limits accepted as gifts are two liters of still wine and one liter of sparkling wine or spirits.
Please see Common Requirements (page 5) when shipping to the European Union.
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PH

Beer, wine and spirits (liquor) to B2B and B2C.

Guidelines to shipping to Business (Licensees) Guidelines for shipping to individuals/consumers
Importer must provide: • Quantity must be of reasonable quantity.
• Import license/permit • Only one bottle for each kind of alcoholic beverage.
Additional documentations for Spirits: • Consignee is required to provide a request letter to Customs
• BRN (Bank Reference Number) and TIN (Tax Identification Number) for registered Importer if the shipment value exceed USD 500
• e-ATRIG (Electronic-Authority to Release Imported Goods). Consignee must be registered with BIR as Importer/Distributor
of Alcoholic Beverages
• MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)
• LTO (License to Operate) from FDA (Food and Drugs Administration)
• CPR (Certificate of Product Registration) from FDA
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NO

Beer, wine and spirits (liquor) to B2B and B2C.

Guidelines to shipping to Business (Licensees) Guidelines for shipping to individuals/consumers
Spirits with an alcoholic strength exceeding 60% are prohibited. Private individuals can import alcoholic beverages without a license for their private consumption only. Resale is not allowed.
Companies are allowed to import any quantity of alcohol if they can provide an import license issued by the Norwegian Directorate for the Prevention of Alcohol & Drug Problems. Same as Shipping to Businesses (Licensees).
Alcoholic beverages are subject to high excise duty rates. There is no low value threshold or gift exemption on alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages must always be declared in a formal entry declaration. Duty, VAT and excise duty applies.
Alcoholic beverages can’t be sold and delivered to under-aged persons (18 years for wine and beer, 20 years for alcoholic beverages with more than 22% alcohol). The consignor is responsible to verify the age of the consignee prior to shipping.
Please see Common Requirements (EU) when shipping to the European Union.
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NZ

Beer, wine and spirits (liquor) to B2B and B2C.

Guidelines to shipping to Business (Licensees) Guidelines for shipping to individuals/consumers
No additional requirements. Personal purchase — no known limit.