Multi-level regulation and the need for careful compliance analysis
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Multi-level regulation and the need for careful compliance analysis

| Sep 21, 2020 | Administrative Rule |

Since the ratification of the XXIst Amendment to the Constitution in December 1933, each state of the United States has the authority to regulate the production, sale, and distribution of alcohol within its borders. This means state and local jurisdictions may have their own requirements in addition to federal requirements. State laws and regulations vary widely from state to state and may be more restrictive than federal regulations.

You must meet all state and local requirements in any state where you plan to do business (unless federal law preempts the state law). If you plan to do business in a particular state, you should be aware of the state and local requirements. We’re always here to help you navigate federal and state laws regulating the production, importation, and sale of alcoholic beverages.

Here is a link that will help you locate the various alcohol beverage authorities in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

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