Country of Origin Permanent Markings Required on Beer Kegs

Following a Brewers Association inquiry seeking clarification on “country of origin” keg markings, U.S. Customs and Border Protection supplied information that it has ruled that all stainless steel beer kegs imported into the United States, whether imported empty or filled, must be marked with the country of origin as “legibly, indelibly and permanently” as the nature of the article permits.


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Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association. He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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