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How To Become A Wine Importer in USA

BTN covers what is required to become a wine importer in USA

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Anyone wishing to become a beverage alcohol importer (IMP), importing into the United States beverage alcohol not for personal use, and subsequently distributing the imported beverage alcohol to wholesalers or retailers, must file this application. You will need the right permits to import wine and also will need an appointment letter from the winery you are planning to import. Our Guide on How to Import Wine will help you make your portfolio and with the right application process you can start your wine importing business. 

Required Documents To Become a Wine Importer (Lets assume your company is a LLC)


· Copy of Drivers License or Official State ID Card – for the primary contact person with Signing Authority who will be interviewed by phone regarding the application

- Letter of Intent From Foreign Supplier - documentation between Alcohol Importer and foreign distributor showing potential or formal agreement for supplying products to be imported into US (Not needed if filing as Alcohol Wholesaler only)

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