Category: Canada

06/27
2019

Weekly Digest | Supreme Court TN Wine Case Verdict, New COLAs Online Feature, Canada Bill Opens Province Borders

It’s been a remarkable week in beverage alcohol compliance news! In this week’s digest, we highlight several analyses of the Supreme Court ruling in the Tennessee Wine case. In other news, TTB is adding a new feature to their Online COLAs which will streamline the approval process, and Canada passed a bill that could free […]

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05/16
2019

Weekly Digest | New CA Sales Tax Laws, CBMTRA Gains Support, OK Distribution Changes, Loosening Interprovincial Restrictions, ADA Battle

In this week’s digest, California’s new sales tax law is going into effect soon and the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act gains majority support. Oklahoma Governor signs a bill that changes liquor distribution rules, and Canada loosens up interprovincial trade. Lastly, the Americans with Disability Act is posing a threat to beverage alcohol […]

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04/12
2019

Weekly Digest | New CA Tax Requirements, NJ DTC Legislation, Canadian Shipping, Nutritional Labeling, FDA Guidance

In this week’s digest, we explore California’s new and revised tax requirements and the strict direct-to-consumer (DTC) rules in New Jersey. Canada is on its way to loosening DTC shipping between providences and wine industry members give their opinions on TTB’s proposed nutritional labeling. Lastly, FDA issues Guidance on hops and wine grapes. California New […]

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04/01
2019

Weekly Digest | Prop 65, NJ DTC, Napa Lawsuits, Interprovincial Booze Rules, Wine Shipping Discrepancies

In this week’s digest, we review Prop 65 and how to stay compliant after last year’s changes. We take a look at laws that limit consumer choices in New Jersey and revisit an ongoing legal battle in Napa. There is hope that Canada will be loosening their interprovincial booze rules and there is speculation on […]

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12/20
2017

Canada’s Top Court Considers Inter-Provincial Free Trade of Alcohol

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Shea Coulson, founder and partner in Coulson Litigation, a litigation boutique located in Vancouver, British Columbia, specializing in commercial, regulatory, and constitutional law. Shea represented a group of small B.C. wineries at the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Comeau, the Canadian constitutional case regarding […]

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