WSR 12-24-091

PERMANENT RULES

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD


[ Filed December 5, 2012, 10:46 a.m. , effective January 5, 2013 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: SB 5259 was passed in the 2012 legislative session. The bill allows small wineries to report annually instead of monthly. Five rules need to be revised in chapter 314-19 WAC and one rule in chapter 314-19 WAC needs to be repealed to allow monthly reporting for small wineries. In addition, two rules in chapter 314-24 WAC need to be revised.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 314-19-040; and amending WAC 314-19-005, 314-19-010, 314-19-015, 314-19-020, 314-19-030, 314-24-070, and 314-24-120.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 66.08.030.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-21-040 on October 10, 2012.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 7, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 7, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: December 5, 2012.

Sharon Foster

Chairman

OTS-5059.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-02-076, filed 12/29/06, effective 1/29/07)

WAC 314-19-005   What is the purpose of chapter 314-19 WAC?   The purpose of this chapter is to outline the beer and wine tax reporting and payment requirements for the following liquor licensees and ((permittees)) permit holders:


Type of liquor license Laws that outline tax rates and requirements
(a) Washington beer and/or wine distributor RCW 66.24.210, 66.24.230, 66.24.290, 66.24.305
(b) Washington beer and/or wine importer RCW 66.24.230
(c) Domestic brewery RCW 66.24.270, 66.24.290, 66.24.305
(d) Domestic brewery/brand owner RCW 66.24.270, 66.24.290, 66.24.305
(e) Microbrewery RCW 66.24.270, 66.24.290, 66.24.305
(f) Domestic winery RCW 66.24.210, 66.24.215, 66.24.230, 66.24.305
(g) Public house RCW 66.24.290, 66.24.580
(h) Beer certificate of approval holder RCW 66.24.270
(i) Wine certificate of approval holder RCW 66.24.210, 66.24.206
(j) Authorized representative certificate of approval holder -- U.S. produced beer RCW 66.04.010, 66.24.261, 66.24.270
(k) Authorized representative certificate of approval holder -- foreign produced beer RCW 66.04.010, 66.24.261, 66.24.270
(l) Authorized representative certificate of approval holder -- U.S. produced wine RCW 66.04.010, 66.24.203, 66.24.206
(m) Authorized representative certificate of approval holder -- foreign produced wine RCW 66.04.010, 66.24.203, 66.24.206
(n) Retailer with an endorsement to receive direct shipments of beer and wine from breweries, microbreweries, or wineries RCW 66.24.210, 66.24.290, 66.24.270
(o) Wine shipper permit holder RCW 66.24.210

[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.20.360 through [66.20].380, 66.20.390, 66.24.170, 66.24.206, 66.24.210, 66.24.240, 66.24.244, 66.24.270, 66.24.290, 66.28.170, 66.28.180, and 42.56.270. 07-02-076, 314-19-005, filed 12/29/06, effective 1/29/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.206, 66.24.210, 66.24.230, 66.24.290, 66.24.305, 66.24.215, and 66.24.580. 04-24-007, 314-19-005, filed 11/19/04, effective 12/20/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.210, 66.24.230, 66.24.290, 66.24.305, 66.24.270, 66.24.215, 66.24.580, 66.24.206. 00-17-065, 314-19-005, filed 8/9/00, effective 9/9/00.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-02-076, filed 12/29/06, effective 1/29/07)

WAC 314-19-010   Definitions.   The following definitions are to clarify the purpose and intent of the rules and laws governing beer and wine tax reporting and payment requirements. Additional definitions can be found in RCW 66.04.010.

(1) "Late." A ((monthly)) tax payment is considered late if it is unpaid on the due date and remains unpaid until the twentieth day of the following month.

(2) "Missing." A ((monthly)) tax report and tax payment, if taxes are owed, is considered missing if it is more than thirty days past the required filing date.

(3) "Samples" are beer and/or wine furnished to retail licensees for the purpose of negotiating a sale, per RCW 66.28.040. See WAC 314-64-080 for sampling procedures.

(4) "Tastings" are beer and/or wine products provided to customers at no charge for the purpose of promoting a sale, that are consumed on the premises of a domestic brewery, microbrewery, winery, or additional winery locations as authorized by RCW 66.24.170(4). Tastings are not taxable under this title.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.20.360 through [66.20].380, 66.20.390, 66.24.170, 66.24.206, 66.24.210, 66.24.240, 66.24.244, 66.24.270, 66.24.290, 66.28.170, 66.28.180, and 42.56.270. 07-02-076, 314-19-010, filed 12/29/06, effective 1/29/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.210, 66.24.230, 66.24.290, 66.24.305, 66.24.270, 66.24.215, 66.24.580, 66.24.206. 00-17-065, 314-19-010, filed 8/9/00, effective 9/9/00.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-01-090, filed 12/16/09, effective 1/16/10)

WAC 314-19-015   What are the ((monthly)) reporting and tax payment requirements?   (1) The required ((monthly)) beer and/or wine tax reports must be:

(a) On a form furnished by the board or in a format approved by the board;

(b) Filed every month, including months with no activity or taxes due. A winery or wine certificate of approval holder with total taxable sales of wine in Washington state of six thousand gallons or less during the calendar year may elect to file annually;

(c) Submitted, with the tax due, to the board on or before the twentieth day of ((each)) the month following the end of the reporting period, for the previous ((month)) reporting period (for example, a monthly report listing transactions for the month of January is due by February 20; an annual report listing transactions for 2012 is due by January 20, 2013). When the twentieth day of the month falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, the filing must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service no later than the next postal business day; and

(d) Filed separately for each type of liquor license or permit held.

(2) Wineries, wine certificate of approval holders and wine shippers who elect to file annually:

(a) Must have taxable sales of wine in Washington state of six thousand gallons or less during the calendar year;

(b) New licensees who anticipate taxable sales of wine in Washington state of less than six thousand gallons must request by notifying the liquor control board within thirty days of license issuance that they would like to file annually;

(c) May only change reporting frequency (to annual filing or off annual filing) at the beginning of a calendar year, effective month must be January;

(d) Are required to file multiple reports in the event of a midyear tax rate change (for example, the tax rate changes June 1st; annual filer will submit two reports. One for January 1st through May 31st and one for June 1st through December 31st. Both are due January 20th following the end of the reporting period);

(e) Must submit a report the month following the month the license has been discontinued or business closed (for example, annual filer closes business/discontinued license May 25th, report is due June 20th).


Type of Licensee Tax Payment Requirements
(((2))) (3) Washington beer and/or wine distributor (a) Distributors must pay taxes on all beer and/or wine received during the preceding calendar month, including samples received at no charge (see WAC 314-64-080 and 314-64-090 for more information). The total tax due (per barrel for beer and per liter for wine) is to be paid by the first distributor to receive the product and must be included with the monthly report.
(b) Distributors do not pay taxes on beer and/or wine received from another in-state licensed distributor who has already paid the Washington state tax on the product.
(c) Distributors may claim a tax refund or credit, provided that they have paid the taxes prior to claiming the credit, for the following (see WAC 314-19-030 for information on claiming a tax refund or credit):
(i) Shipments exported directly to a point outside the state of Washington, including sales to interstate common carriers;
(ii) Sales to any military reservation in Washington state;
(iii) Product that is deemed unsalable due to freight damage, product quality, or other causes that occurred prior to receipt by the distributor, subject to the following conditions:
(A) The unsalable product must be destroyed within the state of Washington (per RCW 66.24.305);
(B) The licensee must notify their local liquor enforcement officer in advance for destruction of more than fifty cases of wine or two hundred cases of beer;
(C) The licensee must report the destroyed product on the next required monthly report;
(D) The licensee must keep records showing the reason for the destruction and an inventory of products destroyed. These records must be kept on the licensed premises and available for inspection by board employees for a period of two years; and
(E) The licensee must provide documentation from the freight company with the report if they are claiming a credit due to freight damage.
(((3))) (4) Washington beer and/or wine importers Importers must pay taxes on samples received during the preceding calendar month, as follows:

(a) If the samples are used by the importer within the state of Washington, the importer must pay the tax.

(b) If samples are provided to a distributor, the distributor must pay the tax.

(((4))) (5) Domestic breweries, microbreweries, and domestic wineries (a) Domestic breweries, microbreweries, and domestic wineries must list production for the current ((month)) reporting period only. The brewery that the domestic brewery/brand owner contracts with is required to include any products they produce for the brand owner in their production count.
(b) Domestic breweries, microbreweries, and domestic wineries must pay taxes on beer and/or wine that is:
(i) Sold at retail on the licensed premises (or shipped to additional winery locations as authorized by RCW 66.24.170(4)), including retail sales to out-of-state residents;
(ii) Sold to retail licensees;
(iii) Furnished as samples to retail licensees as authorized by RCW 66.28.040, WAC 314-64-080, and 314-64-090 (does not include samples provided to distributors);
(iv) Provided as donations to qualifying 501 (c)(3) or (6) nonprofit organizations per RCW 66.28.040 or to the Washington wine commission per RCW 66.12.180 and 66.24.210;
(v) Received via an interplant transfer if used as outlined in above subsections (i), (ii), (iii), or (iv);
(vi) Sold at farmers markets as authorized by RCW 66.24.170(5), 66.24.240(4) and/or 66.24.244(5); or
(vii) Wine that has been shipped out-of-state as nontax paid export and returned to Washington state if used as outlined in (b)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (vi) of this subsection.
(c) Domestic breweries, microbreweries, and domestic wineries do not pay tax on beer and/or wine that is:
(i) Sold to or furnished as samples to distributors;
(ii) Shipped out of a particular location for an interplant transfer;
(iii) Exported directly to a point outside the state of Washington, including sales to interstate common carriers;
(iv) ((Sold to the Washington state liquor control board;
(v))) Sold to any military reservation in Washington state; or
(((vi))) (v) Provided as a tasting on the brewery or winery premises or at additional winery locations at no charge, as authorized by RCW 66.24.170(4). See WAC 314-19-010(3) for the definition of "tastings."
(((5))) (6) Domestic brewery -- Brand

owners

(a) Domestic brewery-brand owners must file a report showing the quantity of all beer sold or delivered to each licensed beer distributor, or beer exported directly to a point outside the state of Washington, during the preceding ((month)) reporting period.


(b) Domestic brewery-brand owners are not responsible for the tax on beer that is contract produced.

(((6))) (7) Out-of-state beer and/or wine certificate of approval holders (a) Certificate of approval holders must file a report showing the quantity of all beer and/or wine sold or delivered to each licensed beer or wine distributor or importer, including samples, during the preceding ((month)) reporting period.
(b) Tax is due from the certificate of approval holder:
(i) On samples shipped to licensed agents, and
(ii) On donations to the Washington wine commission per RCW 66.12.180 and 66.24.210 or to 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charitable associations within Washington state per RCW 66.28.040.
(((7))) (8) Out-of-state United States beer and/or wine certificate of approval holders with a direct shipping to Washington retailer endorsement (a) Certificate of approval holders with this endorsement must file an addendum report showing the quantity of beer and/or wine sold or delivered to each licensed retailer, including samples, during the preceding ((month)) reporting period.


(b) Tax is due from the certificate of approval holder on beer and/or wine sold or delivered to retail licensees and on sales to nonprofit charitable associations.

(((8))) (9)Out-of-state United States wine certificate of approval holders with a direct shipping to consumers endorsement (a) A certificate of approval holder with this endorsement must report the total quantity of wine sold to consumers in Washington state during the preceding ((month)) reporting period.


(b) Tax is due from the certificate of approval holder on wine sold or delivered to Washington state residents.

(((9))) (10) Authorized representative certificate of approval holders-U.S. and/or foreign produced beer or wine (a) Authorized representative certificate of approval holders must file a report showing the quantity of all beer and/or wine sold or delivered to each licensed beer or wine distributor or importer, including samples. They must list the brewery and/or winery that they represent and that had shipments into Washington state during the preceding month.
(b) Tax is due from the authorized representative beer and/or wine certificate of approval holders only on samples shipped to licensed agents, directly to retailers per WAC 314-64-080 and 314-64-090, donations to the Washington wine commission per RCW 66.12.180 and 66.24.210, or to 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charitable associations within Washington state per RCW 66.28.040.
(((10))) (11) Public house licensees Public house licensees must pay taxes on all sales of their own product during the preceding calendar month.
(((11))) (12) Retailer with an endorsement allowing receipt of direct shipment of beer or wine from a United States brewery, microbrewery, or winery A Washington retailer who receives shipments directly from a United States brewery, microbrewery, or winery, outside Washington, must file a report showing the quantity of beer and wine received by direct shipment from each licensed beer or wine producer, including samples, during the preceding month.
(((12))) (13) Wine shipper permit holder (a) An out-of-state winery must file a report showing the total quantity of wine sold or delivered to consumers during the preceding ((month)) reporting period.
(b) Pay the tax due for sales of wine to Washington state residents.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.28.320. 10-01-090, 314-19-015, filed 12/16/09, effective 1/16/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.20.360 through [66.20].380, 66.20.390, 66.24.170, 66.24.206, 66.24.210, 66.24.240, 66.24.244, 66.24.270, 66.24.290, 66.28.170, 66.28.180, and 42.56.270. 07-02-076, 314-19-015, filed 12/29/06, effective 1/29/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.206, 66.24.210, 66.24.230, 66.24.290, 66.24.305, 66.24.215, and 66.24.580. 04-24-007, 314-19-015, filed 11/19/04, effective 12/20/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.210, 66.24.230, 66.24.290, 66.24.305, 66.24.270, 66.24.215, 66.24.580, 66.24.206. 00-17-065, 314-19-015, filed 8/9/00, effective 9/9/00.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-02-076, filed 12/29/06, effective 1/29/07)

WAC 314-19-020   What if a licensee doesn't report or pay the taxes due, or reports or pays late?   The board may take the following actions against a licensee or ((permittee)) permit holder in order to collect any of the reports or taxes due that are outlined in this title.


(1) Suspension or revocation of license (a) Failure to make a report and/or pay the taxes in the manner and dates outlined in this chapter will be sufficient ground for the board to suspend or revoke a liquor license, wine shipper permit, or certificate of approval (per RCW 66.08.150, 66.24.010, 66.24.120, 66.24.206, 66.20.370, 66.20.380, and 66.24.270).
(b) The suspension will remain in effect until all missing reports and/or taxes have been filed with the board (see WAC 314-19-010(1) for the definition of "missing").
(2) Penalties A penalty of two percent per month will be assessed on any tax payments postmarked after the twentieth day of the month following the ((month)) reporting period of ((sale)) the transactions (per the reporting requirements outlined in WAC 314-19-015, RCW 66.24.290, and 66.24.210). When the twentieth day of the month falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, the filing must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service no later than the next postal business day.
(3) Surety bond requirements (a) What is a surety bond? A "surety bond" is a type of insurance policy that guarantees beer and/or wine tax payment to the state. The surety bond must be:
(i) Executed by a surety company authorized to do business in the state of Washington;
(ii) On a form and in an amount acceptable to the board;
(iii) Payable to the Washington state liquor control board; and
(iv) Conditioned that the licensee will pay the taxes and penalties levied by RCW 66.24.210 and/or 66.24.290.
(v) As an option to obtaining a surety bond, a licensee may create an assignment of savings account for the board in the same amount as required for a surety bond. Requests for this option must be submitted in writing to the board's financial division.
(b) When will the board require a surety bond? The board may require a surety bond from a Washington beer and/or wine distributor, domestic microbrewery, domestic brewery, public house, domestic winery, wine shipper, or a beer or wine certificate of approval holder that has a direct shipment privilege. If any of the following occur, the board may require the licensee or ((permittee)) permit holder to obtain a surety bond or assignment of savings account, within twenty-one days after an administrative violation notice is issued:
(i) A report or tax payment is missing, as defined in WAC 314-19-010, for two or more consecutive months; or
(ii) A report or tax payment is missing, as defined in WAC 314-19-010, two or more times within a two year period.
(c) What will happen if the licensee does not acquire the surety bond or savings account? Failure to meet the bonding or savings account requirements outlined in subsections (a) and (b) of this rule may result in immediate suspension of license privileges until all missing reports are filed and late taxes have been paid and the surety bond is acquired or the savings account is established.
(d) In what amount and for how long will the board require a surety bond? The amount of a surety bond or savings account required by this chapter must be either $3,000, or the total of the highest four months' worth of tax liability for the previous twelve month period, whichever is greater.
(i) The licensee or ((permittee)) permit holder must maintain the bond for at least two years. After the two year period the licensee or ((permittee)) permit holder may request an exemption as outlined in subsection (f) of this rule.
(ii) Surety bond and savings account amounts may be reviewed annually and compared to the last twelve months' tax liability of the licensee. If the current bond or savings account amount does not meet the requirements outlined in this section, the licensee or ((permittee)) permit holder will be required to increase the bond amount or amount on deposit within twenty-one days.
(e) What action will the board take when a licensee or ((permittee)) permit holder holds a surety bond and does not pay taxes due or pays late? If a licensee or ((permittee)) permit holder holds a surety bond or savings account, the board will immediately start the process to collect overdue taxes from the surety company or assigned account. If the exact amount of taxes due is not known due to missing reports, the board will estimate the taxes due based on previous production, receipts, and/or sales.
(f) Can a licensee or ((permittee)) permit holder request an exemption to the surety bond or savings account requirement? A licensee or ((permittee)) permit holder may make a written request to the board's financial division for an exemption from the surety bond or assignment of savings account requirements. The board will grant an exemption once the following criteria are met:
(i) The licensee or ((permittee)) permit holder has filed reports and paid applicable taxes to the board for at least two years immediately prior to the exemption request; and
(ii) There have been no late or missing reports or tax payments during the previous two years.
(iii) In order to remain exempt from the surety bond or assignment of savings account requirements, the licensee must continue to meet the tax reporting and payment requirements outlined in this title (outlined in WAC 314-19-015, RCW 66.24.206, 66.24.210, 66.24.270, 66.24.290, and 66.24.580).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.20.360 through [66.20].380, 66.20.390, 66.24.170, 66.24.206, 66.24.210, 66.24.240, 66.24.244, 66.24.270, 66.24.290, 66.28.170, 66.28.180, and 42.56.270. 07-02-076, 314-19-020, filed 12/29/06, effective 1/29/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.206, 66.24.210, 66.24.230, 66.24.290, 66.24.305, 66.24.215, and 66.24.580. 04-24-007, 314-19-020, filed 11/19/04, effective 12/20/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.210, 66.24.230, 66.24.290, 66.24.305, 66.24.270, 66.24.215, 66.24.580, 66.24.206. 00-17-065, 314-19-020, filed 8/9/00, effective 9/9/00.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-24-007, filed 11/19/04, effective 12/20/04)

WAC 314-19-030   How can a licensee claim a credit or refund for tax-paid product?  


(1) How to claim a tax credit (2) How to claim a tax refund
(a) On the next ((monthly)) report filed, show the amount of product for which a tax credit is due in the appropriate section(s) of the form.


(b) Deduct the total credit from the total amount due on this report.

(a) A licensee may request a refund, rather than claim a credit, if the amount of the credit is too large to be used in a reasonable amount of time or the licensee has discontinued business.
(b) On the next ((monthly)) report filed, the licensee must show the amount of product for which a tax refund is due in the appropriate section(s) of the form.
(c) The board will not issue a refund check until the total amount to be refunded accumulates to at least ten dollars.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.206, 66.24.210, 66.24.230, 66.24.290, 66.24.305, 66.24.215, and 66.24.580. 04-24-007, 314-19-030, filed 11/19/04, effective 12/20/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.210, 66.24.230, 66.24.290, 66.24.305, 66.24.270, 66.24.215, 66.24.580, 66.24.206. 00-17-065, 314-19-030, filed 8/9/00, effective 9/9/00.]


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 314-19-040 Is there any exception to the additional tax imposed on fortified wine?

OTS-5064.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 12-17-006, filed 8/1/12, effective 9/1/12)

WAC 314-24-070   Domestic wineries -- Purchase and use of bulk wines, brandy or wine spirits -- Import permit required -- Records -- Wine returned to Washington.   (1) Domestic wineries may purchase and receive under federal bond from any holder of a domestic winery license, holder of the fruit and/or wine distillery license provided in RCW 66.24.140, or out-of-state holder of a federal winery or fruit distillery basic permit, bulk wine, brandy or bulk wine spirits manufactured or produced by such holder, and use the same in the manufacture or production of wines: Provided, That every domestic winery which imports wine, brandy or wine spirits manufactured outside the state of Washington for use as authorized in this section must first be in possession of a permit issued by the board, in accordance with RCW 66.20.010(5) of the Washington State Liquor Act. Applications for such permits must be submitted to the board in writing. Such permits expire at the end of the board's fiscal year, and are subject to renewal at that time upon written request and remittance of said annual fee. Wine manufactured or produced from one kind of fruit or berry may not receive wine, brandy or wine spirits manufactured or produced from another kind of fruit or berry. Such brandy or wine spirits so purchased shall be used exclusively and only for the purpose of adding wine spirits to wines. In those cases where the holder of a domestic winery license shall also hold such fruit and/or wine distillery license, then, and in such cases, such domestic winery may use brandy or wine spirits manufactured or produced under such distillery license as a wine spirits addition in the manufacture or production of wine by such holder of the domestic winery license.

(2) Any domestic winery using wine, brandy or wine spirits as provided in subsection (1) of this section, shall make and file with the board, not later than the tenth day of each month upon forms prescribed and furnished by the board, a report showing all transactions of such domestic winery in the purchase and/or use of wine, brandy or wine spirits as provided in said subsection (1), and shall retain one copy of such report in its own files, and shall keep and preserve for a period of not less than two years any bills of lading or other documents supporting such report. One copy of the bill of lading covering such sale and shipment to a domestic winery is to be forwarded to the board by the shipping winery or fruit distillery, at the time of such shipment.

(3) A domestic winery may ship Washington wine out of and may return such wine to Washington state for ultimate sale. The following conditions apply:

(a) The wine is produced in Washington by a licensed winery.

(b) The export shall be from the licensed winery and returned to the same entity.

(c) The returned wine must not have been altered in any way, with the exception of sparkling wine.

(d) A domestic winery returning previously exported Washington wine must comply with tax collection and tracking requirements initiated by the liquor control board.

(e) A domestic winery must keep on file for audit purposes clear source records (shipping documents, etc.) with ((monthly)) reporting documents. Records need to indicate what wine was returned to the state that was previously reported as an export (including number of cases and gallons).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.08.050. 12-17-006, 314-24-070, filed 8/1/12, effective 9/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.28.320. 10-01-090, 314-24-070, filed 12/16/09, effective 1/16/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 86-11-014 (Order 184, Resolution No. 193), 314-24-070, filed 5/13/86; Order 14, 314-24-070, filed 12/1/70, effective 1/1/71; Order 5, 314-24-070, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69; Rule 65, filed 6/13/63.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-17-065, filed 8/9/00, effective 9/9/00)

WAC 314-24-120   Importation of foreign wine -- United States wineries -- ((Monthly)) Reports -- Records.   (1) Foreign wine. Wine manufactured outside of the United States may be imported by a wine importer or distributor under the following conditions:

(a) The wine importer or distributor importing such wine must obtain label approval in accordance with WAC 314-24-040. Such wine shall be imported and delivered directly to either the warehouse of the importer or distributor or to some other warehouse previously designated by the importer or distributor and approved by the board.

(b) All matters pertaining to the importation, transportation, storage, keeping of records, and all other matters pertaining to the importation of wine manufactured outside the United States shall be subject at all times to such orders, rules and regulations as the board may from time to time prescribe, and the board reserves the right to make orders applicable to individual and particular cases in addition to general orders, rules and regulations applicable generally.

(2) Holders of certificate of approval -- United States wineries, located outside of Washington state. Each winery holding a certificate of approval may ship wine to licensed wine importers and/or distributors only. As required by section 10, chapter 21, Laws of 1969 ex. sess., and by the written agreement embodied in the application for certificate of approval, each winery holding a certificate of approval shall file the report(s) required by WAC 314-19-015.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.210, 66.24.230, 66.24.290, 66.24.305, 66.24.270, 66.24.215, 66.24.580, 66.24.206. 00-17-065, 314-24-120, filed 8/9/00, effective 9/9/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 15.88.030, 19.126.020, 66.04.010, 66.08.180, 66.16.100, 66.20.010, 66.20.300, 66.20.310, 66.24.150, 66.24.170, 66.24.185, 66.24.200, 66.24.206, 66.24.210, 66.24.230, 66.24.240, 66.24.244, 66.24.250, 66.24.375, 66.24.380, 66.24.395, 66.24.400, 66.24.420, 66.24.425, 66.24.440, 66.24.450, 66.24.455, 66.24.495, 66.24.540, 66.28.010, 66.28.040, 66.28.050, 66.28.170, 66.28.180, 66.28.190, 66.28.200, 66.28.310, 66.44.190, 66.44.310, 66.98.060 and 82.08.150. 98-18-097, 314-24-120, filed 9/2/98, effective 10/3/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-04-035 (Order 95, Resolution No. 104), 314-24-120, filed 1/28/82; 81-22-026 (Order 85, Resolution No. 94), 314-24-120, filed 10/28/81; Order 26, 314-24-120, filed 8/14/73; Order 5, 314-24-120, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69; Rule 71, filed 6/13/63.]