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R19-1-104

R19-1-104. Shipping Container Labeling; Shipping Requirements

  1. An individual or entity, whether licensed or unlicensed under A.R.S. Title 4 and this Chapter, shall ensure that spirituous liquor shipped or offered for shipping within this state for a commercial purpose is in a container that is clearly and conspicuously labeled with or is accompanied by a shipping document containing the following information:
    1. Name of the individual or entity consigning or shipping the spirituous liquor;
    2. Name and address of the individual or entity to whom the spirituous liquor will be delivered; and
    3. Identification of the spirituous liquor.

  2. An individual who transports spirituous liquor other than beer from a wholesaler to a licensed retailer shall ensure that:
    1. The individual possesses a bill or memorandum from the wholesaler to the licensed retailer showing the:
      1. Name and address of the wholesaler,
      2. Name and address of the licensed retailer, and
      3. Quantity and type of the spirituous liquor sold and transported; and
    2. The bill or memorandum referenced under subsection (B)(1) is exhibited on demand by any peace officer.

  3. An individual or entity that ships or offers for shipping spirituous liquor from a point outside Arizona to a final destination in Arizona shall ensure that:
    1. With the exception of wine that is being shipped by a common carrier under A.R.S. §4-203.04(J) or by a licensed farm winery under A.R.S. §4-205.04(C)(7) or (9) or beer that is being shipped by a licensed microbrewery under A.R.S. §4-205.08(D)(4), or distilled spirits that are being shipped by a licensed craft distiller under A.R.S §4-205.10(C)(5), the spirituous liquor is consigned to a wholesaler authorized to sell or deal in the particular spirituous liquor being shipped; and
    2. The spirituous liquor is placed for shipping with:
      1. A common carrier or transportation company that is in compliance with all Arizona and federal law regarding operation of an interstate transportation business; or
      2. The wholesaler to whom the spirituous liquor is consigned. with the exception of:
        1. Wine that is being shipped under A.R.S. § 4-203.04(J) by a common carrier or A.R.S. § 4-205.04(C)(7) or (9) by a licensed farm winery,
        2. Beer that is being shipped under A.R.S. § 4-205.08(D) by a licensed microbrewery. or
        3. Distilled spirits that are being shipped under ARS § 4-205.10(C)(5) by a licensed craft distiller.

  4. A common carrier or transportation company hired to transport spirituous liquor from a point outside Arizona to a final destination in Arizona shall ensure that:
    1. The common carrier or transportation company maintains possession of the spirituous liquor from the time the spirituous liquor is placed for shipping until it is delivered; and
    2. With the exception of spirituous liquor that is being shipped under A.R.S. §4-203.04(J) or A.R.S. §4-205.04(C)(7) or (9) by a farm winery licensee, the spirituous liquor is delivered to the licensed premises of the wholesaler to whom the spirituous liquor is consigned.

  5. An individual or entity shall not construe this Section in a manner that interferes with the interstate shipment of spirituous liquor, including beer and wine, through this state if the spirituous liquor, as it passes through this state, is under the control of a common carrier or transportation company hired to transport the spirituous liquor.

  6. This Section is authorized by A.R.S. §4-112(B)(1)(a).