§1371. Special warehouse storage facilities controlled by certificate of approval holder
1.Certificate of approval for special storage facilities.
Notwithstanding the importation restrictions of sections 2073 and 2077, the bureau may issue certificates of approval authorizing
the direct importation of malt liquor, wine or spirits from suppliers located in foreign countries or other states into special
warehouse storage facilities located within the State that are under the direct supervision and control of the certificate
of approval holder or into a public warehouse with the approval of the bureau.
1997, c. 373, §121 (AMD)
The fee for a certificate of approval under this subsection is $600 a year for malt liquor only, $600 a year for wine only
and $600 a year for spirits only.
1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW)
3.Stored liquor not subject to state liquor tax until withdrawn.
Liquor stored in special warehouse storage facilities is not subject to state liquor taxes until it is withdrawn from the
special warehouse storage facilities.
A. Malt liquor and wine withdrawn from the special warehouse storage facilities by Maine wholesale licensees immediately become
subject to the same tax and premiums as malt liquor and wine imported into the State from out-of-state certificate of approval
holders. The wholesale licensee shall withdraw the malt liquor and wine to be distributed in the State by the procedure established
in section 1404 and 1405. [1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW).]
B. The alcohol bureau may withdraw spirits from special warehouse storage facilities. [1997, c. 373, §122 (AMD).]
C. Out-of-state purchasers authorized by the bureau may withdraw spirits, wine and malt liquor from special warehouse storage
facilities. The authorization allows the out-of-state purchasers to directly transport the spirits, wine and malt liquor to
the state border for delivery out-of-state. Products withdrawn by authorized out-of-state purchasers for delivery outside
of the State are not subject to the state excise tax or premium. [1997, c. 373, §122 (AMD).]
1997, c. 373, §122 (AMD)
1987, c. 45, §A4 (NEW).
1989, c. 183, (AMD).
1997, c. 373, §§121,122 (AMD).
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