Import News & Industry Updates

LCLB Policy Directive 15-04 (Regulations regarding Licensee Records)

New Regulations Regarding the Length of Time to Keep Records: Policy Directive 15-04 has been posted to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch’s website. It concerns the length of time licensees must keep their records.

Liquor Control and Licensing Branch

Ministry of Justice

IVSA Annual General Meeting on MAY 27th

The IVSA Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 27th in Vancouver

10am at the Four Seasons Hotel (Strathcona Room)

All members can attend. Please RSVP to

Re: New Higher Costs for BC Liquor Store Tastings

Dear Membership,

Re: New Higher Costs for BC Liquor Store Tastings

The procedures for in-store tastings in BC Liquor Stores (BCLS) have changed considerably with the introduction of Wholesale Pricing in BC. Agents and Suppliers must now purchase samples for in-store tastings and Signature Store kitchen events at full retail price, from the store at which the tasting is held.

Australian Wine Producers Letter to BC Government

“The chair of the Australian Grape and Wine Authority has written to Premier Christy Clark raising objections to reforms that favour B.C. wines”. 

Australian wine producers complain to Premier Christy Clark about liquor reforms that favour B.C. products

IVSA Press Release March 13, 2015

 IVSA Press Release dated March 13th, 2015.  The IVSA refutes gov't accusation that suppliers and distributors take advantage of wholesale pricing structure to raise prices" 

Click to read the full Press Release