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INFORMATION FOR BEVERAGE ALCOHOL DISTRIBUTORS
Wholesalers and Importers
Anyone seeking to engage in the business of purchasing distilled spirits, malt beverages, or wine at wholesale to sell to other wholesalers or retailers must obtain a Wholesaler’s Basic Permit.
Producers or manufacturers need to apply for a Wholesaler’s Basic Permit only if they intend to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages, or wine that they did not produce or manufacture.
Importers must apply for a Wholesaler’s Basic Permit only if they intend to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages, or wine that they did not import. Federal government regulations require wholesale dealers in distilled spirits, beer, and wine to register by filing Alcohol Dealer Registration in certain circumstances.
There are many requirements for wholesalers and importers, and compliance is an ongoing consideration.
Contact us if you are interested in wholesaling or importing beverage alcohol, and we’ll tell you all the permits you’ll need and send you a proposal for applying for them for you.