The Tax and Trade Bureau has announced that it will not consider returns of alcohol beverage products purchased to sell during events cancelled due to COVID-19 to violate federal consignment sales rules (prohibiting the sale or purchase of alcohol beverage products with the privilege of return not attributable to ordinary and usual commercial reasons) provided the products were not initially purchased or sold with the privilege of return. However, even though such returns are lawful, a producer or wholesaler is not required to accept returns of such products.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). 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.See Pete Johnson's Articles