Import News & Industry Updates

LCLB Policy Directive 16-08: Prohibition on Inducements

Policy Directive 16-08 is to remind industry of the Liquor Control and Licensing Act prohibition on inducements.

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LCLB Policy Directive 16-4: New minimum liquor prices at all retail stores

Policy Directive 16-04 announces new minimum liquor prices in Licensee Retail Stores (LRS), Wine Stores and Manufacturer On-site stores. The same policies will apply to BC Liquor Stores (i.e. LDB stores) and Rural Agency Stores. These prices will come into effect May 1, 2016.

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Liquor Control and Licensing Branch

LCLB Policy Directive 16-2: New special licence for 100% BC Wine

Please see the attached Policy Directive 16-02.

This policy directive announces the creation of the new special wine store licence for the sale of 100% B.C. wine from grocery store shelves, and establishes auctions to determine eligibility for grocery stores to apply for this licence.

Liquor Control and Licensing Branch

VIWF 2017 dates announced!

The Vancouver International Wine Festival has announced that the dates for the 2017 VIWF will be from February 11th - 19th.

Change to SIR: Serving It Right requirements for ALL beverage servers

Effective immediately, all licensed agents and their sales staff in British Columbia must have a Serving It Right certificate. To apply for the SIR certificate, go to

Foreign representatives of foreign liquor manufacturers who serve liquor in B.C. are exempt, provided they are under the supervision of those with Serving It Right or Special Event Server certification.