Note: This section summarizes the temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic that are of interest to interstate suppliers. Only licensed establishments may sell alcoholic beverages. Licensed bars and restaurants may be open during their posted normal business hours, but may only sell food and alcoholic beverages from their principal public barrooms for customer pick up or delivery. Absolutely no table or bar service and no on-premise alcohol consumption are permitted until further notice. Alcoholic beverages may be sold for off-premise consumption and delivered, by common carrier or otherwise, to the residence of a consumer, in original sealed containers (including growlers and crowlers) or other closed and sealed containers. If licensees deliver alcoholic beverages to consumers’ homes, they must[…]
Department of Law and Public Safety Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control 140 East Front Street P.O. Box 087 Trenton, New Jersey 08625 609-984-2830 (phone) 609-984-6078 (fax) http://www.nj.gov/lps/abc/index.html Department of the Treasury Division of Taxation 50 Barrack Street, 1st Floor Lobby Trenton, New Jersey 08695 P.O. Box 002 Trenton, New Jersey 08625-6748 609-292-6400 (phone) NJ Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services 33 West State Street, Fifth Floor Trenton, New Jersey 08608-1001 609-292-9292 (phone) Department of State Division of Commercial Recording CN 302 Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0302 609-530-6400 (phone) Links for Further Research NJ Alcoholic Beverage Control Statutes (database of statutes) NJ Alcoholic Beverage Control Regulations
14.1 Direct Sales and Shipments to Consumers Plenary wine licensees, New Jersey farm winery licensees and out-of-state winery licensees are allowed to ship up to twelve (12) cases of wine (maximum of nine (9) liters per case) per year to any person residing in New Jersey or another state who is at least 21 years old for their personal consumption only and not for resale. All applicable taxes must be paid. See below for definitions of these licenses. 14.1.1 New Jersey Out-of-State Winery License Out-of-state wineries producing less than 250,000 gallons of wine a year are eligible to apply for a New Jersey Out-of-State Winery License, which permits direct shipments directly to New Jersey residents by the out-of-state winery licensee[…]
17.4.1 By Wholesalers [Reserved.] 17.4.2 By Retailers Wholesalers may, but are not obligated to, accept product returns from retail licensees only for the following reasons: The product is defective or breakage occurred prior to or simultaneously with delivery to the retail licensee. There was a bona fide error in delivery. The product can no longer be sold. There has been a change in the product or the labeling of the product. The product has been discontinued. Rotation of malt beverage products consistent with the brewer’s established policy. Product on hand when retailer ceases to operate (subject to the rights of other persons or entities to the product). If one of the above situations does not apply, the retail licensee and[…]
2.1 Company Licenses/Permits Note: Refer to section 14, Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers for more details (wine only). A license is required for suppliers who employ sale representatives to promote their product in NJ. Suppliers without in-state sales representation or other nexus in the State may sell to NJ wholesalers without holding a New Jersey license. Product registration is required. See Section 3, Label/Product Registration. The only type of license a supplier can hold in New Jersey is a wholesale license, except that a licensed winery from another state may apply for and be issued a New Jersey out-of-state winery license. In order to qualify for an out-of-state winery license the winery may not produce more than 250,000 gallons[…]
15.16.1 Entertainment of Retailers New Jersey statutes and regulations are silent regarding entertainment of retail licensees. Therefore, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines and your company policy should apply. 15.16.2 Contests/Incentives for Retailers and Their Employees Prohibited.