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US

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

Guidelines to shipping to Business (Licensees) Guidelines for shipping to individuals/consumers
For all U.S. inbound import shipments containing alcoholic beverages, the consignee must be licensed and authorized to receive the alcoholic beverages. Duty is varied based on type of wine, alcohol content.
We can offer express services for packages containing wine, beer or spirits for delivery to a consumer. It is the responsibility of the shipper to ensure that a shipment tendered to by our nomindated carrier does not violate any U.S. federal, state or local laws, or regulations applicable to the shipment. Average clearance time is 1 to 2 business days for FDA clearance.
Please provide the following:
– Power of Attorney (POA)
– FDA facility registration number
– Manufacturers name and address
– Detailed description on invoice including type of wine, bottle size and alcohol content
– Certificate of Label Approval (COLA) or waiver letter from TTB.
At present, only able to deliver alcohol to licensed importers to the following states
Alabama* (AL), Arkansas* (AR), California* (CA), Colorado* (CO), Connecticut (CT), Florida*
(FL), Georgia (GA), Illinois* (IL), Kentucky* (KY), Louisiana* (LA), Michigan*(MI), Minnesota* (MN), Missouri*
(MO), New York* (NY), North Carolina* (NC), Oregon* (OR), Pennsylvania* (PA), Tennessee* (TN), Texas*
(TX), Washington (WA), Wisconsin* (WI) and US Territory – Puerto Rico*. Those states with an * (asterisk)
also require a state level alcohol permit as well as the Federal Permit which is required in all states. FDA prior
notice is also required for all alcohol shipments. Imports destined for any other state or to private individuals
will be returned upon arrival.
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GB

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 35% ABV sold in retail containers of 35 cl. and above need a fiscal mark/excise stamp. The consignor is responsible to get registered for tax stamps, buy them and adjust them to the bottles. Same as Shipping to Businesses (Licensees).
Alcoholic beverages cannot 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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TR

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 shipments
• Import license/permit
Only commercial companies are able to obtain permit.
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TT

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

Guidelines to shipping to Business (Licensees) Guidelines for shipping to individuals/consumers
Consignees must be customs registered. Labeled sample of wine, beer or spirit must be imported for inspection, registration and approval at Ministry of Health (Chemistry Food and Drugs division). Sample must be accompanied by an invoice with minimum value and note stating sample for inspection purposes. no personal service
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TH

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

Guidelines to shipping to Business (Licensees) Guidelines for shipping to individuals/consumers
For shipments greater than 10 liters, importer must provide: To import, a license is required from the Excise Department
• Import license/permit (>=10 liters) as well as an excised stamp for each bottle. Import
• Excise and/or bond forms duty includes excise tax, municipal tax and other fees. Customs
• Ingredient analysis will inspect for import license and excise stamp.
• Manufacture Process list

 

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TW

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

Guidelines to shipping to Business (Licensees) Guidelines for shipping to individuals/consumers
If invoice value over USD 1,000, Importer must provide import license/permit from the National Treasury Administration, Ministry of Finance. Whiskey imports require a Certificate of Origin. • A photocopy of the alcohol importer license or an approval issued by the Ministry of Finance is required, provided that the importation quantity exceeds 5 liters – this is for B2B and B2C
• Because an alcohol importer license is required for quantity exceeding 5 liters, B2C shipments must stay below this limit – otherwise, the shipment has to be returned to the shipper or abandoned
Thailand
Beer, wine and spirits (liquor) to B2B and B2C.
For shipments greater than 10 liters, importer must provide:
• Import license/permit
• Excise and/or bond forms
• Ingredient analysis
• Manufacture Process list
To import, a license
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CH

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

Guidelines to shipping to Business (Licensees) Guidelines for shipping to individuals/consumers
The importation of wine for commercial purposes is only allowed Private individuals can import alcoholic beverages without
by licensed importers. a license.
Spirits are subject to excise duty. Spirits are subject to excise duty.
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SE

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

Guidelines to shipping to Business (Licensees) Guidelines for shipping to individuals/consumers
Import is only allowed for registered importers of wine and spirits (Skatteupplagshavare). No Personal shipments
Alcohol sent to companies not registered for the importation
of alcohol, will be returned at the shipper’s expense.
Please see Common Requirements (EU) when shipping to the European Union.
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KR

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

Guidelines to shipping to Business (Licensees) Guidelines for shipping to individuals/consumers
Importer/Consignee must provide: The invoice must specify that the wine is for “personal use, not
• Import license/permit for resale.”
• Date of production Wine shall be packaged in appropriate receptacles of less than
Food quarantine will be required. 1 liter each.
The receptacles of the wine must bear an indication enabling the bottler to be identified.
It can be cleared without quarantine if for personal consumption only and it is limited to 1 bottle (1 liter).