India - State of Maharashtra Issues New Registration Requirements for Alcoholic Beverages 2021

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India

Report Highlights:
On November 6, the State of Maharashtra issued new rules related to the license and label registration process for imported alcoholic beverages in the state. According to local market observers and industry, these new rules significantly improve the ease of doing business for importers, retailers, and distributors of imported alcoholic beverages. The reforms streamline the registration process based on a slab (bracket) system, providing statewide and lifetime label registration along with the consolidation of various fees. These reforms are expected to provide a level playing field for small and medium-size importers, which will help boost the availability of high-value and craft alcoholic beverages.

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