Alcohol trading activities include:

– Producing industrial alcohol.

– Producing craft alcohol for business purposes.

– Producing craft alcohol  for  selling to enterprises having licenses for mass production of alcohol for re-preparation.

– Distribution of alcohol.

– Importing alcohol.

– Wholesaling alcohol.

– Retailing of  alcohol.

– Sale of alcohol for on-site consumption.

REQUIREMENTS FOR TRADE IN ALCOHOL

Alcohol trading is on the conditional business lines. Organizations and individuals that produce industrial alcohol, produce craft alcohol for business purposes, wholesaling alcohol, retailing alcohol, selling alcohol for on-site consumption must have obtained the license for trade in alcohol as prescribed.

Requirements for industrial production of alcohol

– The enterprise producing industrial alcohol must be established in accordance with law.

– Production line, machines equipment, and technological process of producing alcohol must satisfy planned scale of production.

– Ensuring food safety requirements as prescribed.

– Ensuring environmental protection requirements as prescribed.

– Alcoholic drinks shall be labeled in accordance with law.

– Having qualified and skillful technicians suited to the alcohol production lines.

Requirements for  craft production of alcohol for business purposes

– The enterprise, cooperative, joint venture cooperative or business households must be established in accordance with the law.

– Ensuring the requirements for food safety and alcohol labeling as prescribed.

Requirements for craft  production of alcohol  for  selling to enterprises having licenses for mass production of alcohol for re-preparation.

– Having a purchase contract with an enterprise having license for mass production of alcohol.

– In case of not selling alcohol to an enterprise having license for mass production of alcohol, organization and individual craft producing craft alcohol must apply for license for craft production of alcohol craft for business purposes.

Requirements for distribution of alcohol

– The enterprise distributing alcohol must be established in accordance with the law.

– The alcohol distribution network shall be available in at least 02 provinces/central-affiliated citieS (including the locality where the enterprise’s head office is located); In each province, central-affiliated city, there shall be at least an alcohol wholesaler.

In case the enterprise establishes a branch or place of business outside its head office for alcohol business, confirmation of the alcohol wholesaler is not required.

– A written reference or an agreement in principle shall be made by another alcohol producer, distributor or a foreign alcohol supplier.

 Requirements for wholesaling of alcohol

– The enterprise wholesaling alcohol must be established in accordance with law.

– There is the alcohol wholesale network in the province or central-affiliated city where the wholesaler is headquartered with at least 01 alcohol retailer. In case the enterprise establishes a branch or place of business outside its head office for alcohol trading, there is no need for the wholesaler’s confirmation.

– A written reference or an agreement in principle shall be made by another alcohol producer, distributor or wholesaler

Requirements for retailing of alcohol

– The enterprise, cooperative, cooperative joint venture or household business retailing alcohol must be established in accordance with the law.

– The alcohol retailer shall have the legal right to run the fixed place of business with the clear address.

– A written reference or an agreement in principle shall be made by another alcohol producer, distributor or wholesaler.

Requirements for sale of alcohol for on-site consumption

– The enterprise, cooperative, cooperative joint venture or household business selling alcohol for on-site consumption must be established in accordance with the law.

– The alcohol on-site seller shall have the legal right to run the fixed place of business with a clear address.

– Sale of alcohol for on-site consumption must be supplied by a trader licensed for producing, distributing, wholesaling or retailing alcohol.

– In case the trader produces alcohol by himself for on-site consumption, the license for mass production of alcohol or the license for craft production of alcohol for business purposes is required.