Comments on RBS Pending Regulation
Comments received during the week of August 12, 2019.
What are the regulations concerning fencing for outdoor alcohol service areas?
Question is outside the scope of the noticed regulations
From Robert Landers
Section 160 Subdivision (b)(12) of the proposed rule is necessary so that accreditation agencies and training providers know which individuals within their organization must meet the regulatory standards for department approval to act under the RBSPTA.
Pursuant 27 CFR § 8.52(b) contracts between an industry member and a retailer which require the retailer to purchase distilled spirits, wine, or malt beverages from that industry member and expressly restrict the retailer from purchasing, in whole or in part, such products from another industry member result in exclusion under section 105(a) of the Act. This Chapter does not apply to the regulatory or supervisory activities of a financial body of a Party, including a non-governmental body, such as a securities or futures exchange or market, clearing agency, or other organization or association, that exercises regulatory or supervisory authority over financial services suppliers as outlined in the Agreement between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada 05/30/19 Article 22.2 2.(b). The Memorandum of Understanding between the Office of the United States Trade Representative and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the United States Department of Treasury with Respect to the Implementation of the Agreement between the Office of the United States Trade Representative and the Secretaria De Economia of Mexico on Trade in Tequila Pat III 4. (c) states that USTR shall take the following actions to implement the Agreement by representing the USG at the Working Group on Tequila, including in any consultations with representatives of non-governmental bodies, including the industry representatives that participated in the development of the joint recommendations contained in Annex 1 of the Agreement. Please see attached.
2nd email after ABC request for clarification
Pursuant 22 USC § 290q(a)(2)(A) the Secretary of State shall carry out diplomatic engagement to build support for reforms and budgetary burden sharing among OAS member states and observers. Please see attached for information to support an ABC_OTS Grant Information Letter of Interest.
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From Chad Lavender
I am inquiring about limitations or how much wine and Liquor I can ship with my house hold goods Duty Free.
I am an active duty Service member for the US Army. I am currently stationed in Germany for the Army. My husband and I will be moving back to California soon and will be shipping some Wine and Grappa from Germany and Italy in our house hold goods for personal use.
Would you be able to send me any information or educate me on what amount I can send before fees and taxes start to be added.
Attached are documents we have provided to the shipping company along with a list of Alcoholic items giving amount, location of origin and prices of the Items.
Question is outside the scope of the noticed regulations.