Import News & Industry Updates

Independant Review of BC Liquor Distribution System is underway

As you may have seen, the Ministry of Attorney General recently announced that work is now underway on an independent review of LDB’s distribution centre.

BC: New liquor trade sample policy

Liquor agents in British Columbia can now purchase liquor for their industry tasting events at wholesale prices and can use any excess liquor at subsequent industry tasting events or charity events.

These changes will result in additional premium products available to B.C. consumers, while reducing costs and waste associated with offering sample products at tasting events.

BC Gov't appoints Sue Maloughney as Asst Deputy Minister, Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch

BC Government News announcement Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019:

Please find attached, the Letter of Introduction for Mary Sue Maloughney, Assistant Deputy Minister, Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch

Sent on behalf of Richard Fyfe, Deputy Attorney General and Douglas S. Scott, Associate Deputy Minister

LDB message: Vancouver VDC moving to DDC

To:                          Suppliers, Industry Associations, Third Party Warehouse Partners

From:                    Sairose Fisher, Director, Wholesale Supply Chain, Liquor Distribution Branch

Subject:               Vancouver Distribution Centre Moving to Delta,

Monitor Purchase Orders Carefully

Gov't of Canada: Notice of intent to impose countermeasure action against US in response to tariffs on Canadian Steel and aluminum products.

From the Government of Canada: Department of Finance: Notice of intent to impose countermeasures action against the United States in response to tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum products.

Included in the proposed products subject to countermeasures action are American Whiskeys.  Click here to read the bulletin

Click here to read the AGLC bulletin on the above.