Import News & Industry Updates

BCLDB: New program for BC Microbreweries

In an effort to meet growing customer demand for local craft beer products, BC Liquor Stores made an announcement this morning regarding a new program for microbreweries.

  This program – coming into effect on Nov. 30 – will offer new opportunities for exposure of microbreweries’ products in BC Liquor Stores. Ensuring shelf space for local microbreweries is a way BC Liquor Stores can introduce our customers to new and unique products from breweries close to home.


Saskatchewan Liquor & Gaming Authority announces revamped liquor system proposal

Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Minister Don McMorris said Wednesday the changes, if the Saskatchewan Party is reelected into power, will allow the “government to collect the same amount of revenue through a new wholesale mark-up while also correcting many inequities that have existed among the province’s various liquor retailers.”

Click here to read the full story of the Saskatoon STAR PHOENIX news.


Facts about IMPORT AGENTS in BC: prepared by IVSA

Click here to read the presentation by IVSA to Minister Coralee Oakes, which outlines information and Facts About IMPORT AGENTS in British Columbia.


Connect Logistics 2016 Rate Changtes announced

CLS announced their rate structure changes which will take effect on January 3rd, 2016

Click here for attachment of the scheduled changes


AGLC to increase Liquor Mark-Ups

As part of the Budget 2015, the Government of Alberta has directed the AGLC to increase the liquor mark-up to meet its revenue expectations and ensure the support for the programs and services that Albertans rely on every day. The mark-up increase is expected to generate approximately $39 million in additional revenue annually.